HELLO! I'M CARSTEN ARNOLD

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I am an architectural, interiors, commercial, and fine arts photographer based in Chilliwack, one hour east of Vancouver, British Columbia. My clients are located throughout the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, and across Canada, and my fine art images are in homes and offices around the world. For over 30 years I have been crafting images for my clients with meticulous attention to quality and detail. 

You're passionate about your business, the spaces you've created and the products you make. I'm passionate about understanding your vision and crafting superior images that strengthen your brand. 

My interest in photography goes back to the 1970s when I starting experimenting with processing black and white, colour prints and transparencies in my own darkrooms. After college I started a career in prepress production in the printing industry, working with large process cameras, some two rooms in size. 

Being a photographer I gravitated towards photo reproduction, operating large sheet film Hell, Crossfield, and Dainippon Screen analog drum scanners for some of the largest prepress trade shops and printers in Western Canada. I would eventually teach prepress production and drum scanning at Vancouver Community College. Once the digital age came along I became the Director of Information Technology for one of the largest publishers in Canada, working closely with the Photoshop and scanning departments to approve colour for over 50 publications. For the past 11 years I have photographed over 4000 locations and countless products as Carsten Arnold Photography. 

Over the past 30 years I have worked with many talented artists and have scanned their original artwork with meticulous detail and colour accuracy. You would be hard pressed to find someone as dedicated and knowledgeable in digitizing your artwork. Carmel Studios is my in house photo scanning, photo editing, and photo restoration service.  

When I'm not shooting or editing images for my clients, I spend time on several heritage preservation projects, fine art photography, hiking, fly fishing, and exploring the backroads of British Columbia and the Yukon. 

“In my 10 years as a Vancouver Realtor I have had the pleasure of working with many professional photographers. Carsten without question is by far the most talented, dedicated and passionate photographer we have worked with in our time. Carsten’s high quality images of our listings have helped our business grow more than 50% year over year. Incredible attention to detail, excellent communication skills, prompt service and willingness to go above are what separates Carsten from others and makes him an industry leader.” Roland Lewis

“Carsten is a shining example of what every professional looks for when they hire a photographer. I have always been blown away with the level of service and quality of work that Carsten produces.”

Andrew Green

"Excellent service and great communication. I recently took some of my artwork to be scanned and I was very impressed at the quality and the level of professionalism. I needed it done quick and he exceeded my expectations. Carsten is a super nice guy and answered all my questions and was quick to respond to all my questions. He definitely went above and beyond and I would recommend him to absolutely anyone looking for his services. He is multi talented and even gave me some art contacts which blew me away. 

Mark Prosser

• Accredited by the Professional Photographers of Canada.
 

• Featured, recommended, and awarded by Houzz, the world’s leading interior design website.

By appointment only

Chilliwack, BC.

Text or Call:  604-219-0920

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