Kristina Varaksina is a Russian photographer with a focus on portrait, fashion, beauty, advertising, and Fine Art photography and an emphasis on story telling and shot design. In her photography, Kristina explores human emotions and behavior. Her work speaks through metaphors and translates a mood through carefully chosen color palette and play of light. While exploring many subjects in her overall oeuvre, female and children related subjects are the biggest part of Varaksina’s personal work. Before getting her MFA in Photography at Academy of Art University San Francisco, Varaksina worked as an Art Director at international advertising agencies in Moscow. She is a winner of numerous US and international awards in fine art and commercial photography and her artwork is represented by galleries in San Francisco, Nashville, and Berlin. Varaksina is based in New York and San Francisco.