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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, …