Constance K. has been taking photographs since the age of eight when she received her first camera from her grandmother. Photography was a family affair; her grandfather was a portrait photographer back in the “old country”, Macedonia. Fascinated by her family’s history and culture, Constance began by photographing her grandmother after school, taking the time to choose her outfits and adjust the setting and lighting, she soon fell into the role of photographer and stylist for these portraits.
It was her interest in fashion from styling these shoots that inspired her to study Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, earning a B.A. from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago. She also holds a certificate in Photography from The School of Visual Arts, New York from a summer program at the school that she was chosen to attend among thousands of applicants. Learning from some of the world’s most prominent photography professors Constance was able to hone her skills and sharpen her photographic eye while at The School of Visual Arts.
Constance lives and works in Chicago finding inspiration in many places: her vibrant neighborhood of Pilsen, friends, travels, architecture, nature and music. An adept portrait photographer, Constance’s ability to connect with her subjects allows her to capture not only a portrait but also to tell a story. She has defined herself through the people she shoots allowing her portraits to show that at any age a story must be shared.
She has worked with many artists and musicians, including Chicago natives, comedian, Hannibal Buress, on both albums, Hello My Name Is Hannibal and Live From Chicago, musician, Radius, on his album, Neighborhood Suicide, as well as musical group, The Cool Kids, which landed Constance her first publication in the Next 1000 issue for URB magazine in April 2007. Since then, her work has been featured in numerous print and digital publications including Chicago Reader, Chicago magazine, i-D magazine, Time Out Chicago, XLR8R, Pitchfork media, and Getty images.
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