Kirsten Murphy looks for outer signs providing clues to inner realities.

The more obsolete something has become, the more interested she is in exploring it. This includes, but is not limited to relationships, technology, transportation and people.

Kirsten shoots digital images for commercial and editorial assignments. She shoots B&W film for personal projects. 

Her photos are simple and direct with a sense of whimsy. Her blog reflects the creative forces that inform her artistic practice.

Kirsten is a journalist by trade and a documentary photographer by nature. She studied writing at Selkirk College, sociology at UBC and attended the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York (2015). In between, she worked as a flight attendant and sailed through the Northwest Passage on an ice breaker. She lives with a man named Squid who received  an honourable mention in a Reader's Digest's Drama Real Life.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Kirsten worked for newspapers across Canada before settling down as a reporter and fill-in host for CBC Radio in Yellowknife. Along the way, Kirsten made interesting work that won national awards. Her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, and Up Here magazine. She currently divides her time between freelance assignments and personal projects. An MFA is in her future. 

Kirsten lives in the Northwest Territories and can be reached at or 867-444-3236. If you send her your address, she will send you a postcard.

(Jacqui Thomas photo