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About Me

I was born and raised in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York. I always had a knack for the creative side of things. I was first introduced to formal photography at the age of 15 during a high school photography class. Black and white film developing quickly became a love as well as printing my own images in the darkroom. 

After high school, I traveled a winding road through life which included several years at college full-time and part-time as well as having a child. Photography was always a love and a passion of mine but frequently life required it take a backseat. 

In 2015, I acquired a studio space in the YOHO Artists Community in Yonkers, New York where I have been able to develop my creative side. In 2020, I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Photography from Lehman College in New York.

I have spent some time exploring various avenues of photography and have found that I am most drawn to images that focus on the surreal and slightly darker sides of life. I enjoy exploring abandoned locations and ruins found along the hiking trail as well as cemeteries.


My most recent endeavor, The Creepy Baby Project, involves documenting a love and fascination for composition dolls from the late 1800s and early 1900s. I am currently exploring various avenues of alternative printing techniques as well as developing a book. Visit The Creepy Baby Project to learn more. As of September 2022, I have moved out of the Yonkers studio and into a studio space in Port Chester, NY.


Kristina  Alexander (Thorstenson)


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Upcoming Exhibits

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2017, October - "The Creepy Baby Project"- An Beal Bocht Cafe - Riverdale, New York


2015, October - Various images from "Creepy Babies" project apart of a Lehman College student Art Show, "Scary"

2014, September - "Nature Blown Up" show hung at Indian Road Cafe in New York, NY

2013, September – "Gone and Forgotten" show hung at An Beal Bocht Café in Riverdale, NY

2013, September 12 - Feature article in The Riverdale Press "Haunting cemeteries seeking serene subjects",52949?page=1

2013, September – Variety of pet photography hanging at Groom Spot Grooming Salon in Tuckahoe, NY

2009 – Photography incorporated in a group show at Wave Hill House in Riverdale, NY

2007 – Outdoor Photography Finalist Nature Photography Competition. Featured on the website homepage

2004-present – Variety of photographic projects done for Riverdale Nursery School and Family Center

2006-2008 – Volunteer photographer for Clearwater Festival in Croton, NY. Images featured in the annual report and on the organization's website

2005-2019 – Various contracted portrait work 

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