Krysia Lukkason grew up in Santa Rosa, California, where her family spent summers camping and exploring the coasts, redwoods, and other diverse landscapes. Northern California provided the picturesque backdrop for the beginnings of her photography.
Krysia originally studied photography for a number of semesters out of high school where she learned film and darkroom processes, which solidified her love of the medium. Life was to take her to art school, but a sharp decision took her to Southern California instead where she began what would become a long career in banking. Photography took a backseat as she worked full-time and studied to obtain her B.A. degree in geography. She picked up her camera again in 2011 and began customizing the photographic education she had always wanted. She continues to take workshops with respected and inspiring photographers as she seeks to expand her photographic knowledge.
Krysia recently had an image selected for group exhibition at the PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. She has received a juror’s selection and honorable mention for two images at the New York Center for Photographic Arts, and received runner-up in the Maine Media Storytelling contest.
Krysia currently lives without air-conditioning in Long Beach, California with her boyfriend and cat.