Krisjan Klenow, Cal Arts alumni, began using her skills as an artist and photographer in the 80's
to create with costume, hair design and theatrical make-up, fantasy images based on mythical legends.
Later as the years passed she revisited many other subjects including Film Noir, Vintage Pin-up and Victorian Portrait Photography while making reference to Modern Pop Culture.
Her current work gives homage to the printing process it self. The "Alternative Portrait" embodies a humorous treatment of an opinion and or a dramatic visual tale. It is the translation of film into a digital image and imitates the litho and silkscreen printing processes used to produce graphic novels and theater posters.
"Creating an Alternative Portrait is a truly novel experience for everyone. It's more than a make-over it is an event." -Krisjan Klenow