Kristin Schillaci

Kristin Schillaci

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I grew up in Grand Haven Michigan; a small town along the coast of Lake Michigan. I spent much of my childhood exploring the woods in the heart of Midwest America’s blueberry country. I had a wonderful childhood with my two older brothers, parents, and my grandmother. I give much credit to the type of documentary photographer and the person I am today to the memories and experiences I had throughout my childhood.

My love of history began at an early age, my love of photography stemmed much later in life. My sophomore year of college at Grand Valley State University, I took my first photography class. I went from being a possible history major to photography major instantly. It all made sense; I could blend my love of history, my personal view of the world around me, and artistic expression. I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and shortly thereafter moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I began to pursue my fine art photography career and jointly started High Desert Arts, LLC; a fine art print shop in Santa Fe in April of 2010.

I photograph with a 1970’s medium format film camera, which I find rather fitting, that I use an old and forgotten thing, to photograph old and forgotten things. I spend much of my time showing with the Santa Fe Society of Artists, and exploring the American Southwest in hopes of finding a new photograph. In my spare time I enjoy backpacking in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico with my husband Tony and our two dogs.