My name is Katarina Keen, and I have been a traveling model for the last four years. Creating art with others is my greatest passion and I look at modeling as a way of being the art I create. I began modeling for a college class in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I was painted by dozens of artists as I held a pose for sometimes over an hour. I would also paint the figures that came in.
The diversity of the models just astonished me. It was so beautiful the way the light, lines, shapes and shadows fell on their bodies. The raw human form. I became captivated by the art of the nude, and from this class I gained an open awareness, and a deep respect for the body. Next think I knew, I was building up my portfolio with some local photographers, getting hired for small gigs here and there, then eventually started touring the country making art with the greats!
I am so passionate about what I do, and I like to think it reflects in my images. From fine art to glamour, fashion to acting in small films, I am versatile, and so very expressive!
Outside of modeling I am a painter, poet, and web designer- So it’s incredible that I have found a career to channel my many creative outlets. My goal with modeling is to impact peoples lives in a positive way, and cultivate connections through the arts.
Commercial Print, Acting, Glamour, Fine Art, Body Paint, Dance, Fashion, Editiorial, Glamour, Hair/Makeup, Lifestyle, Bodiour, Pin-up, Runway, Swimwear, Yoga
“We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.”
― Criss Jami
Weight: 135 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Length/Color: Medium/ Blonde
Additional Skills: Acting, Yoga,
Painting, Stained Glass, Web Design,
Current Agencies/ Managers: Self Managed
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"Katarina, is the "Real Deal". She is a highly skilled, gifted model and the ultimate collaborator. Arrived early, beautifully applied makeup, great attitude and a never ending abundance of poses and looks. She is a true artist and adds her touch to each set done. She is also witty, engaging and has a great sense of humor. Her energy is remarkable. Seldom do you work with a model who has all these attributes and the icing on the cake is her ability to bring theatrical drama to each set. I hope she visits my studio often and soon. She will be an asset to any serious photographer's vision."
"It was a delight to shoot with Katarina. She is quite a bundle of energy. She is funny, humble and energetic. Her eagerness is instantly disarming. Once we started shooting she didn't want to stop. She is so breath takingly beautiful that not a single shot was wasted. In post production I noticed every shot from every angle looked good. She radiates the girl next door feel. Yet, there is something incredibly sexy about the way she poses. She is professional, started early, and worked tirelessly and never stopped smiling. She also has a genuine interest in learning behind the camera work. She comes from a very artistic family and you can tell. I will definitely work with her again."
"Kat is awesome. I had so much fun working with this beautiful, hard working and professional model earlier this year. She moves effortlessly through so many different expressions and her eyes alone can deliver a wide range of emotion. Posing comes naturally for Kat and I was amazed at her high energy level yet relaxed and chill demeanor. Truly a great model to work with and I would do it again in a heartbeat."
"Katarina is a dream to work with. Aside from her obvious beauty, she's professional, cheerful and energetic. She also has a classic Hollywood charisma that is so rare. She helped me capture dozens of amazing pictures. You can't go wrong hiring Katarina."
"There are models that one works with and then there are models that become something incredibly special and make the work seem like a joyful vacation. Katerina is not only one of those wonderful ladies but for me the one, single lady I would work with anytime or anyplace. She has a pure, sweet heart of gold, a kind nature and soul. She is very enthusiastic and giving in the process following direction well and always with a smile. She is truly the best. If you have the chance to work with her take it!"
MATT SCHMIDT PHOTOGRAPHY
"Katarina Keen was a wonderful artist to create with and make a little magic. Timely, professional and just a great energy all about her. We worked off a loose script and she jumped right in, ad-libbed and fit each scene right on que. If you're looking for a seasoned pro, with1000's looks, raw beauty to offer on each shoot Katarina is your goto source. So glad we connected and wishing you the best in your journey's ahead. Recommended A++ Model"