Hello! If you somehow haven't yet noticed, my name is Kristen Apolinario, and I take pictures.
I'm twenty-one years old, and hail from Madison, Wisconsin. Over the years, my interest in photography has continually been rising to new heights. In my freshman year of high school, I took a photography class where I had to create and maintain a blog to showcase my work. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with the idea — it combines two of some of my most favorite things, photography and writing, after all. However, for many different reasons, I never felt like I was reaching my full potential.
While learning and exploring different styles of photography was fun in and of itself, I craved something much more personal and intimate. I was looking for an outlet wherein I could visually express and open myself to the world. In spite of that, because school, and the stress arising from it, occupied the majority of my life, I never had the time nor the energy to even consider starting a new site. However, after battling through major hardships and obstacles in my life, I had come to realize that writing and photography are two major ways that help me cope and conquer.
I created this site in hopes of furthering myself as a person as well as a writer and photographer. Through words and photos, I want to find myself and watch myself grow up in the process. Although, I must clarify, this project is not solely for and about me — I want to display my work to all of you and hope it adds something to your day. By sharing my life and travel experiences, I seek to entertain and perhaps give insight along the way.
Come see life through my eyes (and my lens).