Hello! I’m Kristina. This is a little about what I make and why I make it.
I tend to prefer the abstract over the literal in many of my images. Concentrating on the independent lines, curves, and movements of the elements of the natural world allows the image to imply rather than simply reveal or document.
I feel the shapes convey emotion in a way that leaves meaning open to individual interpretation and invites us to stop, be still, and contemplate. The simple, clean, and super-close compositions of Georgia O’Keeffe inspired me as a child, from when I first saw Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV on a visit to the National Gallery of Art. I believe they still influence the way I stop to see the world around me.
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”Georgia O’Keeffe
I’ve had an eclectic career with formal and experiential training in a variety of things, but my training in photography is self-taught. I’ve been shooting for more than 15 years.
I can usually be found shooting in the urban “wild,” where development meets nature. I have a special interest in wildlife living in and around urban and suburban spaces, and I feel a particular responsibility for the animals that are working to survive in and around this human turf. In my environmental capacity, I have worked on projects following the behaviors of urban wildlife using various monitoring methods including trail cameras.
Please visit my journal to learn more about me and my work, and feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com.