Voices I have overheard or encounters on buses, trains and in public places.
Born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, I am a mix of different cultural identities. When people ask me what I am, I simply say “I am made up of all the parts that are New York City.” I was photographed from 1-18 by photographer Melissa Shook (my mother). During college, I was photographed by Elin O’Hara Slavick. I have been an art model for several prominent painters.
The depth of the human voice is a chorus of souls speaking out loud. And there is always poetry in the human soul.
– Kristina Shook –