Based in milan since 2000, though raised in the san francisco bay area, kal karman's work in both still photography and motion picture is heavily influenced by his extensive travels and the people He meets. Film degrees from uc berkeley and nyu transitioned into work as an assistant cinematographer in la. Shifting gears to post production, kal grew up at industrial light and magic while working on "star wars the phantom menace," "magnolia", and "saving private ryan". A move to italy came with a new career as an editor, which then evolved into directing dozens of music videos, documentaries and commercials. Work on still photography sets exposed him to renowned photographers such as inez & vinoodh, mert & marcus, craig mcdean and peter lindbergh. In 2011 He attended stella adler's conservatory for acting in nyc, moving him to explore narrative storytelling from the other side of the line. Kal has lensed celebrities such as james franco, shakira, li yifeng (china), camila pitanga (brazil), filippo timi (italy) and has been trusted to direct campaigns for armani, gucci and bulgari.