Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Kolin is a multifaceted artist photographer and documentarian, specializing in the documentation of special events, celebrations, identities and purpose through portraiture.
What began as a childhood hobby, photography became Kolin's primary focus in 2010, during his college years while working with various organizations and other artists. Feeling incomplete after having covered events primarily for the better part of 3 years, Kolin found inspiration again in great portraits created by past and contemporary photographers, including Gordon Parks, Eli Reed, Dexter R. Jones, Derrick Jones, Jonathan Mannion, Joshua Peters, Bryon Summers, to name a few.
Currently, his goal is to capture powerful visuals that document + convey the emotions and energies that accompany each subject’s story. He believes these are opportunities that are earned and does not take them lightly.
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