Showcasing Detroit Culture and Entertainment



The Ottolab is a showcase for artists, artisans and performers.  A pedestal for those creative hearts that shine through fine art, craftsmanship, and artistic expression.  Constantly craving the opportunity to create images of people sharing their passions with their community and helping them to leave their creative mark on this planet. 

The Ottolab

The Ottolab is a Detroit area photography firm owned and operated by camera slinger and digital artist Karl Otto. It is our goal be a #1 resource for photography to assist in branding for any creative endeavor, including:

01. ARtists

  • Creative Process/Studio Session
  • Performance Art Coverage
  • Editorial Portraiture
  • Film Set Photography

02. Artisans

  • Creative Process/Workshop Session
  • Live Demo Coverage
  • Editorial Portraiture

03. Performers

  • Creative Process/Studio Session
  • Live Performance Coverage
  • Editorial Portraiture
  • Tour Coverage

“[A] very important photographer.”

zac brunell  |  director of the detroit bureau of sound


The Ottolab was created so that I could apply my vision and passion to images of the creators and performers that make this journey of life such a wonderful thing. If I can capture the way you inspire the world around you, than my job is a success.




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