Krista has pursued art since the age of two. Her first love of crayons eventually gave way to watercolors, then clay, until she discovered cameras. Her father’s Yashica Twin Lens introduced her to the medium format with its intriguing negative size and square shape. Since then Krista has not met a camera she did not like although she has come to prefer her Mamiya 6x7 to her Canon Digital.
Krista was graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and metals. She is an all around renaissance chick, doing everything from glass blowing to watercolors. She loves the darkroom and all it has to offer, however, when one is not available, she turns to her new best friend, Photoshop. Krista prefers to shoot in a photo-journalistic style while maintaining an avid interest in traditional portraiture. She has traveled around the globe photographing everything from Hurricane Katrina relief efforts to Thai orphans. Volunteering for non-profit organizations, such as Life Network in Colorado Springs, CO, and Women At Risk, International and Closed Door Ministries in Grand Rapids MI, has been so rewarding, giving her opportunities to pursue her passions of overseas travel, working with children, and serving her Creator. Hauling the equipment to photo shoots can be quite the workout but Krista doesn’t mind; after all, photography and people are her passion.