Christina Gandolfo creates colorful, narrative-driven imagery of people and animals. Her earliest photos were of family cats and dogs in clothes and costumes (long before social media stars were a thing). Before becoming a professional photographer she was a newspaper beat reporter, magazine editor and sports journalist who covered endurance sports on 5 continents. She loves making big plans, noticing the small things, going with the flow, and finding scrappy solutions to problems big and small. Engaging with creative minds, riding bikes, hiking among big trees, and supporting women working to make an impact are among her favorite things to do.

Her work has been highlighted in PDN, A PhotoEditor, American Photography, Luerzer’s Archive and The Huffington Post as well as numerous magazines and print publications.

Select Clients

Avrett Free Ginsberg, Bicycling, The Bark, CalTech, DIY Network, ELLE, EMMY Magazine, Fast Company, Friskies, Harvard Business Review, The Hollywood Reporter, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Mars Petcare , Men's Journal, Modern Dog, The New York Times,, People, Stanford University, Square Inc., UCLA Magazine, University of Southern California, Women's Health

Sugar & Macbeth — early work, 1980s.

Sugar & Macbeth — early work, 1980s.

Features /Awards & Exhibitions

  • American Photography 35, Chosen Archive, 2019

  • Off the Clock / American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, 2018

  • Off the Clock / American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, 2016

  • American Photography 31, Selected Archive, 2015

  • The Stand-Ins, The Icon, Los Angeles - 2015

  • Photo LA / ASMP - California Soul - Los Angeles, 2014

  • Off the Clock, American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, 2013