Christina's passion for photography came about when she first discovered her mother’s copy of E. Steichen's 1955 The Family of Man MOMA exhibition book. The book, with photographs from 273 photographers from 68 countries was a collection she returned to over and over again.
After completing her university studies in Seattle, where she was born and raised, Christina went graduate school and taught middle school in central Seattle. Four years into her teaching career, she and her husband Alex moved to Boston so he could pursue his graduate studies. While in Boston, Christina worked at M.I.T. during the day and attended photography school at night. With the birth of her son, in 2006, Christina moved back to Seattle and opened a fine art photography studio in an old factory loft in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. In 2014, after 7 years of running a successful studio, Christina closed her business and she and her family packed up their lives in the US and moved to South Africa for 2 years.
With her newfound freedom of suddenly living in a foreign place and not having to shoot clients everyday, Christina begin her exploration of different artistic outlets and mediums. Now, 7 years later, and in Berlin, Christina draws on her photographic expertise and firm grasp of design principles and composition to inform her painting and collage work.