Kara J Higgins Photography was formed in 2000 as part of the Chromium Gothic Studios partnership. The original focus towards "on the road" Americana naturalism has developed towards a more abstracted view of the material effects in nature and in studio.

Thousands of miles in a convertible framed the majority of her work. Exploring America's small bypassed towns looking for remnants of distinct cultural periods almost forgotten. From the abandoned movie houses to kitschy roadside attractions, the paths often led to the rear most fence of junkyards and vacant lots. Coming off the road has led to more introspective studio works, exchanging rust for rot. Swapping providence for a more analytical view of nature’s hand has allowed her to explore new avenues of viewing internal/external issues as mirrored in the cycle of decay.