Viewing the photographs taken by Christina Holmes feels like unearthing a treasure trove of stories from around the world. From workers in the United Arab Emirates to the home of chef Francis Mallmann at the edge of Argentina, remote concepts become flesh-and-blood narratives that spring from this New York City–based photographer’s work. “When I first started shooting, I chose to enter into the worlds of food and still life photography, which is still an extended part of my work today,” she says. “But during these first two years of shooting full time, I started to grow restless at being in a studio and began growing a personal portfolio of adventure and storytelling work, which I had already been shooting since I was fifteen.” By doing so, Holmes discovered a visual voice that has brought her work from clients like Toms Shoes and outdoor goods brand Best Made Company. Armed with a small, yet brave crew, she enters into the daily lives of her subjects and returns with true gems of authenticity, never shying away from capturing the emotion of a true moment.
Don’t be fooled by the name; nothing is typical about this Athens, Greece–based design firm’s work.