Friday, December 13, 2013

"Dark Matter" series w/ Plant+Animal Studio vol. 2

My continuation of "Dark Matter" fashion series with Plant+Animal Studio...

Model: Nickie Jean

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Dark Matter" series w/ Plant+Animal Studio vol.1

Lately I've been feeling a bit more commercial, so I teamed up a fashion designer by the name of Plant+Animal Studio. I love how she uses organic fibers to create these pieces.  "Dark Matter" is going to be one of my newest fashion series...

model: Nickie Jean

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"Black Cherries" Book Signing in LA at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Now that the book is available through my website, why not have a Book Signing. Come join me and Victor Lightworship in our duo book signing at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery, this January 4th, 2014. 7pm-10pm. 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles Ca 90027. I will have some prints available during the signing.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"The Adventures of the Little Pig Girl" part I: The Yellow Hall

I'm starting a on going project called "The Adventures of the Little Pig Girl", it's purely for fun. I love traveling and exploring, so instead of taking boring photos of myself and my traveling companions (which I will still do, lol). I will be taking photos of The Little Pig Girl.


These prints are available through the shop selection under print.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Karen Hsiao : Black Cherries Book is now available!

It's HERE and just in time for the holidays!

"Karen Hsiao: Black Cherries" is a full color, 99 pages, 8.5"x 8.5", soft cover book featuring brightly lit hooded girls.

In my second book, KAREN HSIAO : BLACK CHERRIES, I uses similar minimalism as I did in my first book, Karen Hsiao : Rubber Duck. All of the Black Cherry girls are enclosed in a singular graphic black or red circle. The black and red circle symbolizes rebellion and lust in its simplest bondage form. The girls are sexy and sweet, timid and guarded, submissive or dominating, menacing and even terrify. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Sunny Side Up"

Lately I've been noticing a sudden interest in bondage and fetish in the fashion and art world. More and more artist (painters, illustrators, etc) especially, and fashion magazines/ photographers are using hoods and harness in their art. I've decided today I have to turn bondage into design. The design of image making and function.

Introducing "Sunny Side Up"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


"Peek-a-Boo" I see you....

In this set, I wanted to create a more classical and natural sensitivity to these photos. The idea is to combine an equal balance between the model and the hood in which she wears. The first set was shot with the softer intention, which helps to establish a more traditional atmosphere. The second set is shot with higher contrast and harder lighting in order to bring the images back to a more contemporary time.

hood by Christopher
model: Nickie Jean

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Coming soon...."Black Cherries" Book

This November, 2013 will be the release of my second book, "Black Cherries", 99 pages, full color, 8.5"x 8.5", soft cover book will be available through the shop selection of

A year in the making, thank you Christopher, without your beautiful draftsmanship in your leatherwares, I would have never been able to create such a fulfilling book.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Smoke Experiments

A quick study with smoke. I wish to do more smoking, fogging, and water shots in the upcoming weeks.  

model: Sash

Monday, September 23, 2013

"Moist I, II, II, and IV" Experimental Studies

For awhile Christopher and I have been talking about creating clear hoods for my shoots. I wanted to test out the feel, look, and lighting on plastic. I was curious to see how the face would look underneath the hood and how the skin would capture between the plastic. One quick thing I noticed was how fast the plastic hood fogs up. Christopher warned me this might happen. Nonetheless, I love how these studies turned out. The close face clear hoods on a model reminds me of the Japanese photographer, Haruhiko Kawaguchi. Whom I'm a fan of his work, if you do not know who he is, please look him up. I am definitely going to experiment more with these clear hoods and butterfly jacket. 

model: Stephanie Inagaki

These prints are available through my online store at

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Open Prints are Now Available!

I  added a new category to my store, prints. The prints, selection will house open prints, which means the print itself will not be limited to any print runs. The sizes to these open prints will be between 8.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11" on premium glossy paper. (Prints will not have watermarks on them) It was exciting creating these, and I am aiming to do more along with my concept driven projects. I have a lot in store for the future. 

Thank you and please enjoy the store.

Hood and Mitten by Christopher

above model: Rivi Madison

Beautiful Transparent Smoky Hood by Christopher
Model: Irene Yuen

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Karen Hsiao Fine Art Editions Store

I wanted to let you know we have successfully relaunch our online store. It is now nicer and easier to shop. There's also a ton of new limited edition prints and collectables, like "Black Cherries" series, and "Strawberry Kisses". There is even a new selection for open edition print, which would be coming soon. 

Please visit

I hope you will enjoy the store.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Coming Soon Karen Hsiao Fine Art Editions Online Store

Coming soon to
The relaunch of a newer and better online store!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Behind the scene shoot with Brittany Bao for the last of my "Black Cherries" series.

Behind the scene shoot with Brittany Bao for the last of my "Black Cherries" series with my wonderful designer Christopher. But don't worry, these will not be the last of the hooded beauties. Christopher and I have big plans in the future! Stay tune...