Bronze / 2018 / Portraiture / Children

Untold Stories

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Children
  • Company
    Kristina Varaksina
  • Photographer
    Kristina Varaksina
  • Credit
    Wardrobe: Jessica Zindren Set Design: Espen Oydvin Makeup & Hair: Alex LaMarsh Model: Harper Hayman

A day in the life of a little girl. Series of retro inspired children's portraits.

Russian-born Kristina Varaksina has resided in the USA since 2010 and currently lives and works in New York.

Varaksina’s focus is to capture human emotion and the psychological impressions of her subjects' mind – permitting the characters to project their internal reality. Works undertaken are keen to explore a female and child perspective, evoking their thoughts, dreams and hopes.

Recently, Aesthetica magazine suggests ‘Varaksina's personal works are etherial, projecting the psyche onto the corners of a room... Through a conscientious attention to light and a soft palette these allegories come to life and absorb the viewer into their microcosm’.

MFA 12/2013
Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Major: Photography