Karl Franz is a fine art photographer who lives in Baltimore, Maryland and works mainly in the Mid-Atlantic States. An introduction to this country’s natural beauty at an early age, gave him a special appreciation for the subtleties of nature. His father George Franz was a serious amateur photographer for sixty years and was instrumental in sparking his interest in photography. Mostly self-taught and attending some courses at the Maryland Institute of Art, he attempts to capture the visual and emotional experiences that he encounters. Karl’s photographs have been displayed at the World Trade Center in Baltimore, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and in the lobby of the National Geographic Society. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Graphic Technology Inc., International Worker’s Insurance Fund (IWIF) and the State of Maryland have used his photographs in their tourist maps and other publications.