THE DECISIVE MOMENT
TROPICS & TONICS
A photographer since age seven, a sensualist since seventeen, and a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan,
Kritina Knief has described her work as a conglomeration
of all things idiosyncratic and provocative.
After the Bunny Yeager coming-of-age epiphany, influences
grew to include Elliott Erwitt, Robert Doisneau, Helmet Newton, David LaChapelle, Guy Bourdin, Jan Saudek, and Mary Ellen Mark. Other admired artists include Roy Lichtenstein, Marc Chagall, and Nancy Davidson.
"There is a great place to reside and it is somewhere between kitsch and fine art. I like when an image fluctuates between entertainment and transcendence, whimsy and titillation."
-- Kritina Lee Knief
British Airways, The Gap, BMW,
Fidelity Investments, American Funds, WW Norton, Stewart
Tabori & Chang, Pomegranate Artbooks, New York Magazine,
Parenting Magazine, Alamo Car Rental, Aventis Pasteur, Pfizer
(Collections: Photonica, Photographer's Choice, Photodisc) www.gettyimages.com
Greeting Cards & Posters:
Art Unlimited (Netherlands) www.artunlimited.com
My Dad, 1968 / Bear Mountain, NY (one of my first photographs)