I get really quiet when I shoot. Actually, I’m pretty quiet most of the time, it’s not my strongest asset as a photographer. Kristina used to come assist me on studio shoots when I needed her. She could chat up anyone, anywhere. She was my wing man, and you can thank her for my Chris Cornell images.
I was a little nervous to meet Kristina for the first time because I knew she was going to be a lot like me (except for the quiet part).
After chatting on a band message board back in 2001, we decided to meet up at a rock show in Times Square. We became fast and furious friends, shooting bands together on a regular basis for several years. She and I were the two tiny raven haired girls in the pit, insured by and endeared to many New Jersey club peacekeepers. Although, on occasion we would get blindly tackled by body guards and crowd surfers.
Bruising aside, Kristina was a true partner in crime, (still) a friend, a talisman and a custodian. I think it’s pretty obvious in this photo, she could show you some magic. If you ever see us together, get ready for some stories.
See more from my Girlfriends project here.