My name is Kirsten. I’ve worn a lot of hats in my career, but I am first and foremost always a photographer. I’ve never been to a country I didn’t find a reason to enjoy. I’ve never read about a period in history I wasn’t interested in.
I’m a lover of culture and adventure, I’m always seeking to know more. I’m a romantic and an optimist at heart.
My earliest memories are of stories about my mother’s family, who emigrated to the United States from Sweden and Finland to settle the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They built civilization into a wild land with no possessions but the clothes on their backs. My grandfather helped build one of the first highways to Alaska. My mother always wore a bracelet carved from bleached whale bone, with black figures and pictures carved in it, carved by Eskimos.