Kris Kasabian

Kris Kasabian was born in Memphis, raised in New Orleans, and is currently based in Atlanta. She's a commercial real estate photographer who also does creative work on film and digital photography. 


Instagram: @definitelynot_LA

­How did your interest in your medium begin and how did you arrive at your current style?

It wasn’t until “later” that I became interested in photography. In college I had to take a photo class for my ceramics degree. Honestly, it was just admiring a couple of people’s work that had me thinking differently about photography. I’m glad that class was early on or else I may have never pursued it.

Who have been some of your biggest influences or your best teachers?

My friends, namely Jake Isaac.

­Where do you go to draw inspiration?

Gallery work motivates me the most. It is always a pleasure to go and see others work that they put lots of time and effort into. It makes me want to work hard enough to finish a big project like that.

­Are there any aspects of the Southern aesthetic that you embrace or ones you consciously avoid?

I think I try to embrace its modesty.

Do you feel creatively satisfied?

I don’t think any artist does. Every day I tell myself “I want to make something,” anything. It’s in an artist’s nature to always want to create. For me it’s that and never being completely sure if I like what I’ve done.

­Tell me about a recent, current, or upcoming project or exhibition.

Eric Carle is at the High Museum in Atlanta right now! Out of all the books my dad read me as a child, his I remember most. They mostly concern nature and I was happy to know someone else was as sensitive to the subject of animals and Earth as myself.