For a long time now I’ve loved having a camera in my hand and documenting peoples stories.
I get excited about capturing the spontaneous and significant moments that make up our lives, moments that can’t be rewound or paused. But I’m also fascinated by the relationships and interactions we have with each other, which is why I’ve always preferred taking natural, honest images that are a reflection of our real selves.
A big part of my life are the trips I take abroad with my camera, as I love exploring new countries, embracing new cultures and capturing the lives of the people I meet along the way. It’s my chance to unwind and recharge the creative juices, so that I’m fully prepared for the year ahead.
It’s a privilege to have had my travel work featured on prestigious websites and magazines over the last few years, and it was an honour to have been shortlisted for International Street Photographer of the Year by the ISPA.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Kristian. The following awards have been earned by Kristian from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
This is a timeless image because of the moment and the great use of natural light.
The lush landscape and pastel colors in this photograph resemble a 19th century painting. The nice moment adds interest.
Putting on the tartan was a breeze but those dang ties could use some fresh air and while our earnest subject is not in danger of stepping forward to certain death, the tie on the other hand was clearly strangled. What a fun photo with all the lucid machinations of all that can be right with a photo.
This was a clean, easy read and good choice of lensing.
Symmetry plays a role here, of course, but the photo “works” regardless. That extra set of hands, the black jacket that melds into shadows and how nothing more, literally no head, no body attached to those mystery hands, creates a delightfully humorous image. But, it left me wondering if the sprucing up of the groom was done twice as fast.
Great found moment between the usual scheduled events. I find off-centered composition and crop interesting. It encourages us to use our imagination to complete the story.
Love all the white which creates a really strong graphic.
This is another standout. The photographer’s patience paid off while the woman delicately releases the last balloon. It's a quiet but elegant image. Stepping back and giving this moment space works well. Even the orange on the wine bottle at far right adds to the graphic appeal of this image.
Really nice spot-color and a strong moment of the woman releasing the balloon. The photographer also captured a bit of humor by including the woman in the hat.
Here’s an example of using smart composition to amplify spatial awareness. We become focused first on the solitary balloon, and then the supporting patterns and shapes, and then the ‘actors” within this space. I enjoyed the similar shape of the cake and the party hat. Such details were the icing on the cake for this photo.
This is a brilliant and funny moment of the bride's reaction to her veil being blown by the wind into the face of the groom. Composition is perfect with the church door perfectly framed and not even the horizon is tilted as the photographer maintained balance to create the image.