is a visual artist and photographer, born Denver, CO 1984. Kristen loves beautiful minds, faces, bodies, and often makes pictures with flowers and glitter. She works in film, digital, and wet plate collodion. Kristen received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2008. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Washington DC, Kochi Japan, Canada, and Denver. Kristen lives In Denver Colorado with her husband Mark Sink in a 1900 house, which they are currently remodeling.
Photographer Kristen Hatgi-Sink at once revels in and reveals the aesthetic conventions of decadence and beauty. Both sumptuous and cloying her images indulge in excess while leaving clues that not all is well in paradise. Bewildered and melancholy young women find themselves draped in extravagant floral arrays as they are positioned for optimal romantic lighting. Forlorn and often staring bemused into space or unapologetically back at the viewer, Hatgi-Sink captures these young models moments after they seem to have come upon a tragic realization. Perhaps the smooth skinned girls have discovered a dark correlation between themselves and the cut flowers surrounding them – delicate objects of opulent refinement – on display, in bloom and soon to wither.
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