kristian gallagher

art • photography • design

Hi, I’m Kristian.

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Bios are so super boring. Let’s do something else instead. You in?


California born, Texas raised, livin’ in paradise.

My first camera? A vintage Pentax K1000. It required a thing called “film” which had to be “developed”.

My first photography class involved an actual darkroom. In retrospect, letting unsupervised angsty teenagers play with dangerous chemicals in the dark  doesn’t seem like the best idea. We didn’t blow the place up — or burn it down — so… success?

Current lineup: Nikon D750 + iPhone …and occasionally other people’s iPhones. Shouldn’t leave those things lying around unless you want your photos app to get really interesting. And possibly NSFW.

Awards & big name clients? Yup. You’ve heard of the Addys, right? Perhaps a few mom-n-pop shops like Harvard University, the US Navy, Microsoft, AT&T, Dell, and this cute little startup called Facebook? (I think it’s going to catch on.)

Professional community is important. Hence AAF, PSA, and AIGA.

My photography bucket list: Blue Lagoon in Iceland, The Baths in BVI, Hot Water Beach in New Zealand.  Raise your hand if you spot the trend.

Life philosophy: Slow down. Be present. Go deep.

It took me until 2016 to join Instagram. I KNOW.

I am ridiculously happy to get to do this everyday. Yes, really.

Perhaps you arrived at this page looking for stats, credentials and other typical bio fodder? If so please feel free to download the press kit… after I eventually write it.