kristin gallegos

Kristin Gallegos is a Photographer, Creative Director, and DJ based in Los Angeles.

Born in Long Beach, California, Kristin spent her youth as a classical ballet dancer, dancing in major schools across the U.S.  She had been interested in fashion and art from a young age.  And after eight years of dancing decided to switch creative gears to pursue her love of beauty and fashion.  Kristin decided to become a makeup artist.  In 2004, she moved to New York City where she began assisting and working with top makeup artists.  This training provided the essentials and allowed her to refine her own aesthetic.  She worked for over a decade as a leading artist, working with some of the worlds top companies, designers, celebrities, and photographers.

In late 2014, Kristin decided to pick up photography as a hobby and began shooting her friends as muses.  That hobby very quickly developed into another career as a photographer.  Brands and magazines began commissioning her.  And she decided to leave makeup behind to do photography full time in 2016.  The 60’s and 70’s heavily influence her work. Her very specific retro aesthetic translates from her work as a makeup artist into her photography where she not only shoots the subject but also does the beauty, styling, and creative direction.  She is completely self taught and shoots primarily on film, various types of polaroid, as well as Super 8 films!

Her work can be seen in Playboy, Purple, Foxes, Reserved and So It Goes Magazine amongst others.  And for companies like J Brand, The Kooples, Volcom, The Elderstatesman, and Stoned Immaculate.  In addition she had photos in a show at The Safari Gallery in NYC in 2014.  In 2016 had work in a show called Pillow Talk in London at The Palm Tree Gallery. And she also had a very successful first solo show at The Modern Love Club Gallery in NYC in October 2017.  She is currently working on her first photography book.

Kristin is also a DJ that specializes in vinyl.  She spins 60’s-90’s Rock and Roll, Disco, Soul, Glam Rock, Brit Pop, and New Wave etc.  She has played all over NYC with regular gigs at Rose Bar at The Gramercy Park Hotel, Soho Grand Hotel, The Roxy Hotel, Le Bain, Boom Boom Room, Montauk Beach House, Soho House and Ludlow House amongst others. And has done parties for the likes of AG Jeans, Carven, Reserved Magazine, Gentle Monster and many more.   She relocated to Los Angeles in 2019 where she regularly spins at Madame Siam and The Roosevelt Hotel.

To listen to Kristin’s mixes, and for any booking requests please contact