Born in San Francisco, Karman lives in Europe since 1999, first in Barcelona and right now in Rome. After graduating in cinematography in Berkley, he worked in feature films in Los Angeles, starting his career in postproduction. He worked on the special effects of Star Wars, The Phantom Menace by George Lucas, in Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson and in Celebrity by woody Allen. In 2002 Karman started to direct documentaries, musical videos and publicity. His works include fashion adverts fro Shakira, Gucci and the actor James Franco.