fashion and wildlife photography

Kristian explores a variety of themes including the juxtaposition of combining fashion and wildlife which has gained him international recognition. His photographs have been exhibited worldwide including Milk Studios in New York City, Art Basel Miami and the Cannes Film Festival.



His highly popular Whale Shark Series captured a concept that has never been seen before — beautiful models swimming next to the world’s largest shark – and brought together a team focused on raising awareness for the at-risk species. This critically acclaimed project featuring underwater film stills of whale sharks and models have captivated the media and featured in over 200 magazines and newspapers globally.


Growing up surrounded by inspiration and culture, Kristian Schmidt naturally embraced his imagination and creativity at a young age. Born in New York City, he left the United States shortly after with his family and spent his childhood in France and Japan. Kristian was raised by his not so ordinary family; he is the son of famed European stage producer Lars Schmidt and his stepmother was Ingrid Bergman.

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

For the first time, Kristian is now offering smaller size prints from his amazing photographs. The prints are subsequent limited editions, only 100 of each print.

They are signed by Kristian Schmidt and comes with an immutable Certificate of Authenticity by TrueCrt. Sizes are 80x60cm / 23.5 inches x 31.5 inches.

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