For fashion photographer and visual artist Krissy Fernandez, art is the lens by which reality comes into focus. Her soft yet vivid images carry a subtle complexity, evoking a mysterious quality that hints at a greater narrative.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Guam, Fernandez moved to San Diego almost immediately after high school. “I had a cousin out in San Diego who sparked my interest,” she recalls. “I was 18 and I realized I was an adult who could do whatever the hell she wanted. My main goal—and I remember writing this down—was ‘Be independent.’”
So, without thinking twice, Fernandez booked her ticket as soon as graduation hit. “I think I maybe had $200 in my back pocket. I just thought, ‘I’m going to do it and figure it out as it goes along.’”
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Article by Alexa Mangrum, Edited by Christine Pasalo