Kristina Krug is a photographer that hails from Chicago. She creates honest portraits and relatable narratives for publications, non-profits, and brands. Her work is rich with empathy, humor, and warmth — a tribute to human dignity, resilience, and hope. Kristina is often drawn to the offbeat and unexpected moments of everyday life, approaching editorial, commercial, and personal projects from the same ethos.
Drawn to the visual and language arts early, Kristina went on to study art history, communication, and design, and received a B.F.A. in Visual Communication. For a decade she built a successful career in Chicago as a freelance art director, and at the same time cultivated her interests in art film, cinematography, poetry, and psychology. She was ultimately drawn to career in photography, which started as as a stringer for local newspapers.
Featured by Brigitte, CNN, Condé Nast, Consumer Reports, EatingWell, Financial Times, Glamour UK, H&R Block, Inc. Magazine, National Parks Magazine, New York Times Magazine, NPR, Smithsonian, This Old House, Wall Street Journal, Wild Turkey Distillery, Whisky Advocate, and Wine Spectator.
Kristina is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee and accepting assignments worldwide.