Fashion Photographer & Pinterest Educator

Karya is an NYC photographer and business owner capturing the style and stories of real people. She is the photographer behind the viral Instagram page @karyastreetstyle, a community of people who love to see the everyday street style in NYC as well as the emerging trends of fashion week show-goers. Karya also helps creators, creatives, and entrepreneurs communicate their stories to their ideal audiences through lifestyle and branding photography.

In addition to her work with photography, Karya is a Pinterest creator, manager, and strategist. Through 1:1 management and her group course Kickstart Your Pinterest, Karya helps creators and creatives repurpose content for Pinterest that doesn’t just create vanity metrics and actually creates impactful results.

Karya holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Willamette University and an M.F.A. in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. Through her experiences working with non-profit organizations, small businesses, and start ups, she brings a creative artist’s eye and keen business acumen to every project.

Karya is currently based in Brooklyn, New York, and you can find her on Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok at @karyaschanilec and @karyastreetstyle.