About Carol

Bio photo Carol Maurin Pittsburgh Photographer

Portrait photography is a language of expressions. Carol combines an artistic eye, psychological insight, and technical expertise to transform living expressions into lasting images. The result is a visual story that portrays the unique character of each subject.

Carol’s engaging, comfortable style enables her clients - whether executives, families, children, or pets - to feel at ease and experience an enjoyable photo session.

"Creating images that convey the power of human feelings and connection is always a challenge that makes every sitting feel both distinctive and exhilarating. I want whoever looks at an image to experience what they see at a deep emotional level. When children revisit early pictures of their family I want them to be able to see the joy in their parents' faces. And when parents look at those same images years later, I want them to be able to see the promise of what their children have become."

Carol's privately commissioned black and white portraits are hand-printed in the darkroom from negatives on beautiful fibre-based paper. In contrast to the fast pace of digital photography, the slow chemistry of the darkroom brings a distinctive depth to the finished image. Great care is taken to maintain the highest conservation qualities in each silver-gelatin print. These heirloom pieces will be enjoyed for many generations.

Carol uses state of the art digital equipment for her commercial and color work.

Most images are available for licensing for stock photography. The website features an extensive collection of images... humorous and sad, dignified and light-hearted, wondrous and familiar, and culturally diverse. All B&W on this site is film. Color is a combination of film and digital.

Carol maintains studios in Pittsburgh, PA and Winston-Salem, NC.