Formal qualifications are important… sometimes. Professional photographer Kristina Wild isn’t lining up to see a self-taught surgeon anytime soon, but her transformative journey of discovery as a self-taught photographer demonstrates there is more than one way to take your passion and make it your own. Kristina Wild is a self-taught, Brisbane-based photographer who uses her lens to capture the beauty, diversity and authenticity of human moments.
Growing up, Kristina always felt like an outsider, and you can see this shine through in the quirky, interesting and counterculture-esque weddings and family moments she chooses to shoot.
Kristina fell into photography, following the birth of her first daughter at seventeen. Disappointed in the quality of the photographs she had captured of her precious new daughter, Kristina resolved to learn to use a camera properly to do those critical, human moments justice on their family journey. With no formal photographic training of any kind, Kristina’s resulting globe-trotting photographic career is the result of natural talent, a passion for travel and precious moments, and a lot of hard work. Plus, as Kristina says, you should never underestimate what you can learn from YouTube videos.