Todd Hido - Khrystyna's World
Khrystyna has the rare ability to become unrecognizable; to become somebody else — many different people, in fact. Todd Hido, meanwhile, had never really bought into the idea of a muse. He had never worked so consistently with a single model before, but with just one Khrystyna he found himself capturing endless others: characters, times, places. She had approached him first, in 2010. Khrystyna works in the ‘conventional’ modeling world by day: lipstick and glamorous fashion shoots. When posing for Hido, however, her psycho - logy changes. She isn’t afraid to become unattractive when the photograph calls for it, or to disturb the viewer. Throughout Khrystyna’s World , however different the implied stories that Hido creates across this sweeping body of work, a single constant is Khrystyna’s fullness of expression. Never simply a prop for hair and makeup, she is an animate communication of Hido’s complex environments, their spirits, shadows and combustible associations.