Kristianne Koch Riddle Biography
Kristianne was born and raised in a California beach town and grew up in a family of professional travelers. After receiving her BFA in photography, she set off on her own adventures and honed her expedition skills in the mountains of California, Colorado, and Mexico. Soon after she met her husband they set out on a life-changing adventure together by sailing a 38' sailboat 8,000 miles from San Diego, CA to French Polynesia and north to Hawaii over the course of a year and a half.
Balancing her thirst for adventure, freedom, and spontaneity while settling down with a routine to raise a family has heavily influenced her work. She has settled in the California beach town for now and continues to work as an advertising photographer and visual artist.
When she's not in her studio or working on location, she is exploring the coast by sailboat with her husband and teenage children as they plan their next offshore adventure.