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Spotlight On: Kristina Varaksina

For Russian-born photographer Kristina Varaksina, upending the traditional perceptions of female beauty continues to underscore her work as a conceptual photographer. Based in London, the Capture One Ambassador also doubles as an educator and commercial photographer. The Capture One team sat down with Varaksina to hear about her journey and why she thinks photography is the most powerful medium today. The Beginning “As a child, I liked drawing,” said Kristina Varaksina from her studio in London. “I liked all kinds of art and went to a children’s art school in Russia. I also loved painting and anything creative, really. So naturally, I began to think how I could make this my profession.” Like so many young artists, Varaksina’s parents encouraged her to explore the creative industry’s more practical and financially lucrative side. “My parents thought you need to have something a bit more solid,” she said, laughing. “They said that I should become a designer or an architect or something like that.” So, it was no surprise that later, Varaksina found herself in architecture school, …

Sarah Silver

How Sarah Silver creates dynamic beauty with Capture One on M1 Mac

NOTE: This article discusses an older version of Capture One Pro. To learn more about our latest version, click here. Fashion, beauty and movement photographer and Capture One ambassador Sarah Silver discovers the incredible performance when she pairs Capture One 21 with the powerful new M1 Mac. For Silver, working with a community of creatives is one of the most rewarding aspect of being a professional photographer. A former aspiring ballet dancer, it should come as no surprise that motion and dance figures prominently in her work, and her most recent shoot at Jack Studios in NYC is no exception. Taking advantage of the new Apple M1 Mac with Capture One 21, Silver teamed up with longtime favorite makeup artist and beauty director, Walter Obal. In the past, the two have pursued projects that explored makeup application that utilizes shimmers, cream colors, and iridescent hues in macro beauty photography. “Technology has drastically evolved since Walter and I started collaborating in 2002,” said Silver, “Now you can take a picture of an eye and create a …