Thursday, January 27, 2011

Portrait of a Toddler | toddler photographer | Long beach Photographer

Picking my son up from school yesterday, I noticed the dirt all over his linen pants. It instantly reminded me of the Black and white photos of the steel workers from the 30's.

So we ran home grabbed the camera and a white shirt. And here you have it my modern day steel worker :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Award-Winning Fine Art portrait Photographer | Kristi Sutton Elias

Kristi Sutton Elias
Artist / Photographer
   Born and raised in southern California,  I have been an artist all my life. Exploring all mediums of art from sketch to sculpture.  In photography and through the use of Photoshop I found I could channel different mediums and artistic energies into one creation.  I have worked as a professional photographer and Photoshop artist for the past twelve years. The focus for most of my professional career was on product photography some of my clients included Z Gallerie, , Von'sVon'sVPavillions, Von's.  I have since found a new passion in creating artistic portrait photography. I love the creative freedom with out limitations that it provides me. When creating a portrait I try to capture the story of each individuals personality, while fusing classic elegance with modern twists. I believe in creating a unique and beautiful piece of art in each portrait.

    In 1998, I obtained my degree in illustration and advertising photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.  Moving to L.A after graduation I worked as a professional photographer and photoshop artist for the past 12 years.

    I have won numerous awards for my photography and other artistic creations. They have been displayed at galleries, exhibitions and in magazines. I am always looking for new ways and outlets to further my artistic style and broaden the spectrum of ideas that I put into my art. I am represented by the Ellen Charapko Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for my fine art work.

I currently reside and work on Naples Island in Long Beach, CA

More of my personal artwork can be viewed at:

Go towww.kristielias.comto view Kristi's Professional Portrait photography