Kurt Forschen

Originally from Oklahoma, Kurt has lived in Austin for eleven years. He’s worked as a professional muralist and his paintings are displayed in the WinStar and Riverwind Casinos as well as many homes throughout Oklahoma. He loves exploring different aspects of photography and combining his knowledge from painting into how he produces images.

Words of Praise

Please tell Kurt his photos are amazing! These are the best I have ever seen and I have used many different photographers.

Holy cow! Great work. Thank you so much Kurt!!!

Thanks Kurt, The pics came out awesome!!! Kurt was great and so polite, he really took his time and accommodated the sellers.

I am so appreciative of y’all and your quality & level of service. Thank you so much for the quick turnaround on these photos. They look perfect!!


Get To Know Me

How long have you been in the Austin area?
⤜ 11 years.

Who inspires you (in general / as an artist / your interpretation)?
⤜ Myself. I first started on an artistic path by apprenticing with a mural painter for 6 years. From that point I knew I loved creating art in a visual form. Whether it’s painting, photography, or creating videos, etc I’m constantly striving to grow in new ways and to polish my craft.

Breakfast Lunch or Dinner?
⤜ All the above.

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?
⤜ Anoushka Shankar. She’s Ravi Shankar’s daughter, a very gifted sitar player. Hearing that kind of music in person is something else.

When you were a kiddo, what did you really want to be when you grew up?
⤜ A video game developer. Turns out I just wanted to play the video games.

Your favorite Austin Eatery // Coffee House // Brewery?
⤜ Summermoon for coffee. I hadn’t heard of it until I was hired to photograph one of their locations. Now it’s my favorite coffee joint.

What’s your hidden talent?
⤜ I play piano

What’s your favorite thing about being a photographer?
⤜ Seeing all types of homes and meeting all kinds of people. It scratches that artistic itch and I truly feel appreciated for the work that I do.

Have you ever met anybody famous?
⤜ Lots of celebrities… but they were all made of wax.

What is your go-to Potluck dish?
⤜ Cheese stuffed ciabatta bread.

What’s something that has surprised you about being a real estate photographer?
⤜ Typically homes are in perfect and clean condition when I go photograph them. It gave me a false sense that I live like a slob compared to everybody else.

What’s something—big or small—that you’re really bad at?
⤜ Going to a store to buy furniture/decor for my home. I feel like I should be good at it with my artistic background, but I overthink it and become indecisive.

Favorite Shoots