Sweet Cheeks – peace chicks panties

January 25, 2012 § 1 Comment

My first debut on the sweet cheeks site. As the photographer I am usually the one behind the camera…this time I did the modeling. My artist bio and announcement is coming to the sweet cheeks website soon! Until then check out the new undies, trust me when I say, they are both comfy and cute! 🙂

A special thanks to Mark Thompson who made modeling in my underwear not so weird.


The world of daydreams with Avery

January 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

What to say and where to begin. I have never been great with words, always finding it easier to express myself through images and art. As a tween my diary was filled with countless magazine clippings covering every page making a vibrant book of shapes and colors.

When I see something or someone that inspires me I find myself with a severe inability to act like anything other than a highly caffeinated chiwawa chasing after a goal never quite within reach . Running full speed at the prize in site, throwing caution to the wind and bumbling with the right words to say. However, as we are all told, nothing worth doing is ever easy.

The day I met Avery was no different. The comfortable and confident woman I have become vanished, knowing there is something so personal about capturing someone in an image I find it unbearable hard to stay calm, confident and strong during the first introduction.

She was gorgeous, like a character from another world. I have to say asking for her permission to capture her in a portfolio fashion series was a scary moment I will never regret. An amazing young woman, with a heart as big as her creativity. Fourteen years old, with beautiful pale skin and a face you cant help but stare at a muse in every sense of the term.

A special thanks to Avery and her wonderful family, Camille V for the beautiful hair and makeup.


Today we lost a legend: RIP Etta James

January 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Easily, one of the most influential women in music.

If you don’t think you know who she is, Wikipedia that shit! I guarantee you have heard her wonderful voice before or at least heard the countless re-makes of her songs by modern artists such as Christina Aguilera, Beyonce and Adele. Etta James is best know for having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll.
Her voice will stay with me forever. From my childhood days of listening to her voice radiating from the record player and filling our house with her amazing sounds to the entire section of my MP3s with her name on it. You have changed our world of the better Etta James…thank you for bringing us all such wonderful music.

Advanced Style Film

January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seriously amazing women!

I have to admit, ever since I was a kid I have always said that I’m excited to be an old lady, because you can wear what ever you want!

However, in the past few years, I have been working on telling myself the same thing every day. No one has the right to judge you for what you wear. Why wait till I’m old? I am going to begin a test, every morning when I wake up I will put on an outfit that is inspired by whatever mood I am feeling or how I want to feel for the day. To hell with the judgments! Everybody, men, women, old, young, WEAR WHAT YOU WANT!

These women are a true inspiration.

A commencement & A Conclusion

January 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

I have been getting many an email and text message lately asking me if the rumor is true….yes, it is.

Saba and I hanging under my desk at nemo

After a long and interesting 6 years with studio nemo here is PDX, it is time for Kari Rowe Photography to hit the road and begin a genesis of its own. At the moment, the winds of change are blowing a whirlwind of stress dreams, TMJ flare ups and mini panic attacks as I begin the painful process of sifting through 8 years of work, and compile a real portfolio. Alas, I will miss thee grimy hangouts, dirty boys, black outs, dance offs, rain soaked afternoon plans, perverse jokes, good coffee, group bike rides, motorcycle crashes, physical abuse and all around good time that has been my life here in Oregon.

Hopefully, when the winds of change calm a bit i will find myself nestled safely in Silverlake with camera in hand, creativity a blaze and dog in tow. I have another month here in the great dreariness of Oregon…so send me a message or give me a f^$&!*@ phone call so we can make sure to have some amazing times before I head towards the sun and big city.

Here is a sweet end of the year recap of a pretty typical year here at nemo hq:

Until I hit the road…during which time i hope to thoroughly document my travels, I would like to thank you all for your patience while my blog postings will be lacking.

SPOIL: Help protect the spirit bear!

January 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

SPOIL is a documentary of the fight to save the Great Bear Rain forest, a location where the wild land meets the wild ocean. On of the only locations left like it that exists in the world today. The spirit bear is only found in these parts! To think that oil giant Enbridge is planning to build a pipeline through it makes me nauseous. Seriously we love our cars and all that jazz but to think that something as amazing as this rain forest would be destroyed and a rares species of beautiful wildlife endangered, well, its really unthinkable!

Watch the trailer for SPOIL and learn more about the situation. Then check out the International League of Conservation Photographers.

New arrivals at HM: My shopping list

January 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

With my HM gift card burning a hole in my pocket I thought I would check out the new arrivals at hm before making the trek to the store. I really love knowing what i am looking for when i go into a place like H&M. There are just to many awesome layering pieces in the store….its too easy to over spend.

Here are the few pieces I am going to try and snag.

My H&M Shopping List

1. Blazer- $49.95

2. Tunic- $34.95

3. Necklace- $12.95

4. Belt- $14.95

All of these pieces are perfect for layering with the amazing Free people suede pencil skirt i got from my sister for Christmas and I just love the bright blazer!

Here’s to hoping they have them in stock!

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