Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kristy got her first taste of the fashion industry as a child model in the early 90’s. Immediately after high school, she began working freelance in the television industry. For the next seven years, Kristy paved her own road through the industry by working as a celebrity assistant and filling roles on productions in both administrative, and creative sides of the business.
In 2011 she founded NBDvintage, which she successfully ran for two years while getting her grounding as a Stylist in Los Angeles. After building confidence styling editorials but feeling a void in her work, she began picking up the camera and started both shooting & styling all of her projects. Kristy took on the role of West Coast Editor of Ladygunn Magazine for Issue #13 "My Youth is Your Youth."
Her photography work puts a strong focus on shooting up and coming bands and actors for various independent publications internationally. All of her work is shot on vintage film cameras. You can see her styling work on select actresses and women in music. She served as Editor-at-large for Ladygunn Magazine from 2017 to 2019.
As of Summer 2022 she now currently resides and works out of Nashville.
Voyage LA Magazine: Meet Trailblazer Kristy Benjamin
INDIE Magazine Los Angeles Diary with Photographer Kristy Benjamin
Lomography Magazine The "it" Factor in the Fashion Portraiture of Kristy Benjamin
Lomography Magazine Interview Kristy Benjamin's Vintage Prints of Modern Youth
Hokk Fabrica: Through Her Lens: Staying in the 90s
Material Girl Magazine Issue No. 29 (Berlin) / Brink Magazine Issue 31 (California) / Editorial Magazine Issue 16 (Montreal)
SHUTUPS - ' I can't eat nearly as much as I want to vomit ' LP Kill Rock Stars - Insert Photography
SHUTUPS - ' SEVEN ' CD Kill Rock Stars - Cover Photography
CARTALK - 'Pass like Pollen' LP Lame-O Records - Cover / Back Photography
GIRLS AGAINST (various artists) LP - Blood Records - Contributing Photographer (charity compilation)
TRISTEN - 'Sneaker Waves' LP Modern Outsider - Inside Photography
TRISTEN - 'Got Some / Glass Jar' 7" Modern Outsider - Cover Art / Photography
GOON - 'Heaven is Humming' LP Partisan Records - Back Photography
LADYGUNN Magazine Issues 11-15 / Material Girl Magazine No. 29 // Tower Records Tokyo TOPS album release display photography 2017 / Rubystar Magazine Issue 8 / Brink Magazine Issue 31 / Material Magazine No. 33 / Editorial Magazine Issues 16-17 / American Songwriter Vol.32 No. 5 / Nashville Scene Vol 37 No. 5 / Guitar World Magazine June 2018 / New York Times Boygenius Article Sunday Sept 15th 2018
TEETH Magazine / Ladygunn Magazine / RUBYSTAR Magazine / Material Girl Magazine / Brink Magazine / Satellite Journal / Lomography Magazine / Editorial Magazine / American Songwriter Magazine / Grunge n' Art Magazine / Sticks & Stones Agency / INDIE Magazine / Dazed Digital / PMc Magazine / The Cult Collective / Fashion Grunge / Sportswear International / Nylon Daily (Los Angeles) / Nashville Scene / NPR Music / Epiphone Online / Rolling Stone Online / Matador Records / New York Times Boygenius Article Sept 11th 2018 / Billboard Online / Partisan Records