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I picked up a DSLR camera for the first time in 2016, to cover stories as a reporter for the Northeaster newspaper. Suddenly a lifetime of paying attention had a visual outlet; creating art seemed within reach. I haven’t put the camera down since.

My work is a mix of fine art wildlife and macro photography, photojournalism, and the occasional landscape. Urban nature photography might be my favorite. I think of it as a form of street photography: candids of creatures living their lives, in spaces that are just as much theirs as they are ours.

As a science teacher, journalist, and now photographer, I love to share what I learn about this astonishing world. Whether it be capturing mating bees or a fox nabbing a robin, a social justice protest or the Northeast Parade, I’m grateful to be able to share what I’m seeing. It’s like having you at my side in that moment.

Continue below for the gallery and online shop. Here, you’ll see mainly birds and bugs, a few urban and rural landscapes, and a couple of shots with us humans in them.  A few practical details:

DON’T SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT? If you see something you like in the gallery that is not yet in the online shop below, or an option not available for a particular image, please email me at karenkraco@gmail.com.

SHIPPING NOTES: The “free shipping” is for the Mpls-St. Paul metro area only. Your purchases will be hand-delivered in an agreed-upon, no-contact delivery. If you’re not local, I will contact you about shipping costs. You can expect it to range from around $4.00 for packs of cards, to as much as $20.00 for large (12×18) items. I do not ship professionally framed prints. It’s safer and cheaper for you to buy a print and have it framed on your end. I can advise you on that if you’d like.

BACKORDERS: Anything that is on backorder simply needs to be ordered from the printer, and I promise to do so promptly, although turnover times are unpredictable these days due to shutdown backlogs.

Online Sales

Kraco Creative takes online orders for shipping through this website. They also take orders through their own website.

Location

Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 155
Minneapolis, MN
Map & Directions

Email

karenkraco@gmail.com

Phone

Call 612-378-3261

Online

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Kraco Creative also takes orders through their own website: http://kracocreative.com.
Cucumber beetle on zinnia

After the Rain

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Artisanal Greens

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Bee on Aster

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Camouflaged Looper

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Crow Cards

Four designs 5×7 blank cards

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Crows Over Northeast

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Deep Dive

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Descending Heron

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Eastern Swallowtail Caterpillar

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Farewell, Summer

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Four Creatures, Four Seasons

Four photos on 5×7 blank cards

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Fox and Two Crows

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Goldfinch Pair on Thistle

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Grain Belt Back Side

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Grasshopper on Blue Wild Indigo

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Hoops and Headstones

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January Morning on Main Street

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Late Afternoon on the Sedum

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Lone Crow

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Lone Crow in Snow

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Monarch on Mexican Sunflower

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Monarch Spread Wide

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Offering

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One Goldfinch on Thistle

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Shorebird with Downtown Reflections

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Snow Crows

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Summer Reflections

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Take-Off

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Three Cranes and the Moon at Sunset

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Venturing Forth

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Watchful Mom

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