Christina is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born Christina Marie Smith to John and Regina on June 24, 1982. She is the second of four girls. She now resides in Stroudsburg, PA after 12 years in the Smith now resides and works in the San Francisco Bay area. Her early education includes a certificate in Business & Marketing, which she achieved at Monroe County Technical Institute, in Bartonsville, PA in 2001 along with her HS Diploma from Pocono Mountain in Swiftwater, PA. Christina then moved west to California and graduated from the Academy of Art University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in 2006 emphasizing in Cinematography and a Master's of Fine Arts in Photography in 2012.
She has recorded weddings, parties, public and private events and shot numerous music videos throughout the years. Some of the bands include: Maypole "Tiamaught and The Astronauts", Roadside Memorial "Devil’s Face" and "Blue to Grey", Maha "Sonic Potential", MeatHook & the Vital Organs "Horns of the Devil"are just to name a few. Two of Christina's music videos "Je Jon Preme" & "Mon Keno eto Katha Bale” for Nina Rahman were aired on Bangla News, Los Angeles. "Trap" a video for Ama Evolution, was mentioned on USA Today online as a featured video in spring of 2013 and "Tituba's Tale" from the live performance of "The Salem Witch Trials Rock Opera" was the SF Weekly's Blogs- Exhibitionists, Theater: Video of The Day: Nov. 20, 2012. Her photographs have been exhibited solo and in group shows in San Francisco. She has shown experimental films in Harlem, NY and San Francisco, CA. Smith is currently involved in a feature film project entitled, Champions of Charm, and as producer, writer and director of the films, Opera Divina and Amiable Amber. Amiable Amber, was a short film based on her original screenplay, and completed in 2004, is currently being re-made into a feature film with a book release by 2022.
How I got to Where I am Now "It has been a long intense journey. Many experiences have enlightened me and have drawn me closer to my inner self. From a young age I gravitated towards the arts first with drawing and painting and progressing into video and cameras. Always fascinated by photography and art I wanted to learn all the skills to be self supportive doing what I love. The Academy of Art is where I pursued motion pictures and television with an emphasis in directing but, shortly switched to cinematography. I would go on to pursue my love for photography in graduate school."
I love playing with cameras and film. I have acquired many new skills and continue to improve others. I found to really enjoy the experimental art of photography because it makes me project more of my inner self, a more deeper form of expression. It is not one subject I am attracted to, but everything the world has to offer me. Everyday, I see something that pulls me in and I snap a photo. I have come to find myself more and more everyday, finding out what is it about this world that makes me love it so visually. I aspire to create and project my visions onto the viewer to show them the world through my eyes.