For me, photography is about seeing the beauty in our humanity. It is about slowing down and really seeing things--thinking about our loved ones, what we see in them, and what the photos mean to us.
Based in Palo Alto, California, I specialize in portraiture, and commercial and editorial photography. My clients have included, among others, Genentech, Teach for America, Spike Lee, The Guardian UK, World Peace Foundation (Tufts University), Beacon Press, One Day Magazine, Brigitte Magazine, Keys School, Foreign Landscapes Productions, Foley Hoag LLC, GoWall, and YES! Magazine.
I am honored to shoot for YES! Magazine. In their words, YES! Magazine “reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, [they] outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.” I have had the privilege of meeting and photographing some amazing people doing really meaningful work.
I have also taught photography classes through the Palo Alto Art Center and privately. One of my courses is called PhotoJournaling and it combines images and journaling. We do some fun and thought-provoking exercises while learning some of the basics of photography.
Giving back is an important aspect of what I do. For many years, I worked in international development, striving to improve housing, water and sanitation, disaster preparedness, and education. Now, as a photographer it is still important to me to give back in some way. I contribute my time and expertise to organizations like the United Way, Little Kids Rock, and Help Portrait. I also hope to become a part of an incredible project for adolescent girls in developing countries called Vision, Not Victim that incorporates photography and girls empowerment. See a short but amazingly powerful video of it here: http://www.rescue.org/vision.
I work in the Bay Area and beyond. Feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I would love to connect, and answer any questions you might have. Photo by Peter Hurley
617 216 4862
info at kristinlittle dot com
Photo by Peter Hurley