[I'm Kristen]

I am first and foremost an artist. I think the happiest place in the world is inside an art museum. I simply love art. I love talking about it, studying it, sketching it, or just staring at it. I love how every line works together to create a larger story. And I dearly love stories.

[Hopper, Degas, Kline]

So, why photography? Honestly, I love the chase. I love that I don't have control over what happens on the other end of the camera. As a photographer with a documentary/photojournalistic flair, I find chaos thrilling. When it comes to photographing people, I prefer to pose as little as possible. I'm far more interested in capturing the true nature of my subjects. I love the shapes they make, the shadows they cast, and the way they breathe life into a two-demensional frame. No two people are the same, making no two photos I take the same.

[Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz, Friedlander, Cartier-Bresson]