Photographer | Retoucher

Product | People | Fine Art

Christa Mae is a photographic artist based in Culver City, CA specializing in photography and photo retouching.  Whether creating commercial or personal work, her inspiration comes from a desire to explore the connection between the natural and man-made worlds.  People and product are photographed as objects of design, with a touch of whimsy.  Her composite imagery is created out of her love for nature and her view of the human condition.  Through her works, she hopes to bring a deeper awareness of our natural environment, as well as what is both empowering and disheartening in humankind.

Christa has been shooting since she was 12 years old.  Her desire to look closely and investigate the details, comes not only from time spent surrounded by nature in a small Ohio farm town, but also from thick familial accents, dance instruction and a deep interest in other cultures.  She has studied figure skating, Indian and Balinese dance; participated in exchange programs to both Brazil and The Faroe Islands and speaks Portuguese, French & basic Spanish.  All these experiences have nurtured and expanded her creative vision and continue to do so to this day.

She holds a BA from The Ohio State University and received her formal training in photography from Santa Monica College in California.  Her work has been a part of several juried exhibitions, both national and international.

** Additional samples of her retouching work are available upon request