Kristina Varaksina explores the vulnerabilities, insecurities and self-search of a woman and an artist. Her work is a creative response to what’s going on in the world and her immediate environment. Through visual symbolism, carefully curated colour palettes and thoughtful lighting she reflects the strongest emotions she and her subjects experience.
Varaksina was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia. In her home town, she studied Visual Arts as an undergraduate and went on to receive her Master’s in Photography from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, in 2013. She currently lives and works in London.
Varaksina gives voice to subjects from different ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds. She sees her job as a photographer to make “ordinary” people more visible and therefore, more valuable. Her aim is to redefine what beauty means in today’s visual world, what we find truly beautiful and how important it is to be unique.