Hi I’m Kirsten and I spent a decade as a professional portrait and wedding photographer before turning my lens to travel. Having had a camera in my hand since a very young age and a lifelong obsession with National Geographic, it was a natural fit when personal circumstances forced a career change — which I talk about on the BBC.
I blog here at Aviators and a Camera about luxurious travel that seeks to go more than skin deep into other cultures, while caring about the earth and the environment of the places I visit as much as possible, seeking never to disturb or harm but instead inspire others to know the world outside their own country better. I always hope to encourage travelers to consider places they might never have considered before reading my blog and while I haven’t been everywhere, yet, it’s on my list.
When I blog about the United States, I hope people outside of my country will see it for the dynamic and diverse place it is. A place that is so much more than all the negative stereotypes touted in modern media.
A former nomad, I now make my home in New York City where I enjoy discovering and documenting the concrete jungle between assignments around the world. I am a Samsung Camera #Imagelogger and a Vanguard Professional.
Get in touch: kirsten [at] kirstenalana [dot] com. Or read more about my career at my portfolio site.