Kristie is a freelance photographer based in Chicago, specializing in capturing movement, music, editorial portraits, and performances.
Remaining close to her first passion of dance, she has spent over a decade as a part of the Chicago dance community through her camera, photographing everything from ballet to b-boy crews to capoeira to tap dance. She also has a deep love for Chicago's music scene, and has worked with artists in Chicago’s vibrant hip hop and jazz scenes, photographing performances and festivals all over the city.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and she has received multiple grants from city and state art agencies in Illinois. She is a contributing photographer and writer for Sixty Inches From Center. She currently teaches film and darkroom photography for After School Matters, a non-profit organization serving teens in Chicago.
In 2012, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, she published her first photo book, The Beauty of the Sequence: A Photo Essay of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. The book project was subsequently featured in Yoga Journal publications in the United States, Australia, and Japan.
Clients + FEATURES
Dance Spirit Magazine
Dance Teacher Magazine
Chicago Tap Theatre
Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival
Sage Restaurant Group
Yoga Rocks the Park
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Cirque du Soleil
Diavolo Dance Theater
The Dance Center of Columbia College
Time Out Chicago