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 suggest ‘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’.
Varaksina has been the recipient of a number of awards including:
Int'l Photography Awards 2015. 1st Place in Beauty category
APA SF Something Personal 2014 1st Place
PDN's Emerging Photographer Summer 2015 issue
Communication Arts Award of Excellence 2014
Int'l Photography Awards 2015. 2nd Place in Children category
L'Officiel China, IIMUAHII Couture, Ugg, Cetaphil Cream, Autodesk, 3D Systems, She Traveled Clothing, Komilfo Chocolate
VISIT FINLAND A project shot for promotion of Finland as a travel/holiday destination. Post production by Saddington & Baynes. Art Director; Ville Granroth
Happiness is in the small things. Happiness is in the details. Wishing you all the happiness for years to come. "Eyes Wide Open" Splash Calendar 2017.
Ho iniziato questo progetto il 7 dicembre 2014 cercando di realizzare una foto a settimana, che facesse uscire quello che c'è nella mia testa, partendo da qualcosa che mi circonda, e rielaborandola con la mia immaginazione e fantasia onirica.