Kristine Di Grigoli

About ArtChick®

Back in 2005, my journey began as a music photographer, collaborating with nightclub promoters such as Fiesta Caliente and NJ Venues. This was during the era of the dot com days and MySpace, before the explosion of Instagram and TikTok. I also established my own website, which initially served as a stock photography platform. Utilizing this platform, I ventured into becoming an in-house photographer for Joey Harrison Surf Club, Bliss Lounge and was a contributing photographer for DJ Times Magazine (Today known as DJ Life Magazine). I have had the privilege of working with over 100 renowned celebrities, including the likes of Lady Gaga, Questlove, Grandmaster Flash, and many more.

In 2010, I had the opportunity to collaborate with two talented wedding photographers, Umberto Esposito and Manish Mavani, and gained invaluable experience, honing my skills in classic styles of wedding photography. While my passion lies in editorial photography and portraiture, it wasn’t until 2011 when I relocated to Philadelphia that I crossed paths with Joe Chielli at Church Street Studios. Joe became not only my mentor and business partner but also my best friend. Tragically, he passed away in 2017, entrusting me with the responsibility of carrying on his legacy as a commercial photographer in Philadelphia.

For those unfamiliar with Joe, he founded his own photography studio back in 1985 and was renowned for his expertise in actor headshots, even coining the term “Talking Heads” video. His contributions were recognized and written about in the New York Times. Since Joe’s passing, I have devoted myself entirely to my career as a full-time commercial photographer.

While I have explored various genres such as fashion editorial, travel and fine art photography, my true calling lies in headshots, product, and fashion catalogs.

If you are interested, I have included some links throughout this paragraph, showcasing a selection of my work that I am immensely proud of. However, I understand that sharing everything might be overwhelming. Rest assured, my portfolio encompasses a diverse range of projects, each demonstrating my creativity and expertise in capturing captivating images.

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