Kristin Gallegos is a Photographer, Creative Director, Makeup Artist, and DJ based in New York City.
Born in Long Beach, California, Kristin spent her youth as a classical ballet dancer, dancing in major schools across the U.S. She had been interested in fashion and art from a young age. And after eight years of dancing decided to switch creative gears to pursue her love of beauty and fashion. Kristin decided to become a makeup artist. In 2004, she moved to New York City where she began assisting and working with top makeup artists. This training provided the essentials and allowed her to refine her own aesthetic. She has worked for over a decade as a leading artist, working with some of the worlds top companies, designers, celebrities, and photographers.
In late 2014, Kristin decided to pick up photography as a hobby and began shooting her friends as muses. That hobby very quickly developed into another career as a photographer. Brands and magazines began commissioning her. The 60’s and 70’s heavily influence her work. Her very specific retro aesthetic translates from her work as a makeup artist into her photography where she not only shoots the subject but also does the makeup, hair, styling, and creative direction. Kristin specializes in stylized nudes, portraits, and fashion editorials. She is completely self taught and shoots on film and various types of polaroid film exclusively.
Her work can be seen in Playboy, Teen Vogue, Purple.fr, Nylon Magazine, Foxes Magazine, Cake Magazine, Galore Magazine, Sticks and Stones Agency, Another Filthy Magazine, Nakid Magazine and So It Goes Magazine. And for companies like Valfre, AG Hair, Volcom, Jill Stuart, The Elderstatesman, Samantha Pleet, Rollas Jeans, Zan Zan Eyewear, Stoned Immaculate, Sugarhigh Lovestoned, The Lovers and Drifters Club, Understated Leather, Lenni The Label, Veda, and CV-New York lingerie. In addition she had photos in a show at The Safari Gallery in NYC in the No Filter show in 2014. In 2016 had work in a show called Pillow Talk in London at The Palm Tree Gallery. And is part of the World Wide Women Collective.
Kristin is also a DJ that specializes in vinyl. She spins 60’s-90’s Rock and Roll, Soul, Disco, Funk, Punk, Post Punk, French 60’s Pop, Brit Pop, New Wave etc. She has played all over NYC and has regular gigs at Et al, Rose Bar at The Gramercy Park Hotel, Soho Grand Hotel, The Roxy Hotel, Le Bain, Boom Boom Room, and Ludlow House amongst others. And has done parties for the likes of Alexa Chung x AG Jeans, Gentle Monster, Carven, Samantha Pleet, Reserved Magazine, Supreme Organics and many more.