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Posted on 01.13.15
Cristina Steadman

The Shelby Artists: Cristina Steadman

Our second Shelby Artist we are introducing you to this week is an extremely talented local photographer, Cristina Steadman.


As you have read in our previous posts, an intrinsic element of The Shelby community is the people that helped create it.  These artists and craftsmen are the people that have actualized our vision.  It is important to us that we share with you the stories behind the talented people that have dedicated their time to creating a place for you to call home.


Welcome to our series, The Shelby Artists.






Photographer, Cristina Steadman


“I really enjoy black and white and simple clean photos”. Cristina’s experience in photography has given her an exceptional eye for design.

A Washington DC native, Cristina has spent most of her career in design and merchandising. Cristina studied and worked in NYC before moving back to the Washington area to settle down and start a family.  Cristina’s true love is in photography. She spends most of her free time shooting and editing photos.


We had the opportunity to speak with Cristina Steadman about her work featured in The Shelby. 


1. What piece do you have in The Shelby?

A matted and framed photograph titled ‘Abandoned’ that can be found on the main level near the mailroom at The Shelby.



2. What was the inspiration behind this piece?

I was driving back home from West Virginia, and I’m always looking at my surroundings. I saw an abandoned town and I had to pull over. Two buildings caught my eye and the paper mill was one of them. The rawness, color, and structure made me want to photograph it.




2. What does ‘Americana’ mean to you?

Historic, Tradition, and Patriotic.


We, of course, invite you to stop by The Shelby to see Cristina’s pieces in-person.  You can also find out more about Cristina and her work by visiting her website.   Cristina not only does fine art photography, but she also takes beautiful lifestyle and family photos.  Check out her work HERE.


Read about the other artists in our series, The Shelby Artists, by clicking on the links below.

Cory Oberndorfer    Dominique Fierro   CH TUMB


GDTHUMB    Brandon Hill    thumbsr