Millennium Magazine_10th Ed

37 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT OWNER Kristi Finklea Interiors Denton, TX PHOTOGRAPHER Sunstreak Productions, Inc. New York, NY KRISTINE NASH FINKLEA As a prolific art educator and interior designer, Kristine Nash Finklea developed an innate interest in design during her formative years. She possessed an affinity for locating unique antiques, which she regularly bought and sold. After receiving an MA in painting and art education from Stephen F. Austin State University, she was contracted to furnish an office building in Dallas with antiques. During this time, Ms. Finklea flourished as an art educator; however, upon her discovery of her love for design, she departed from teaching and began her interior design business. Established in 1985 as Antique Environments, her business is now known as Kristi Finklea Interiors and has gained prominence in her area. Ms. Finklea attributes her immense success to her expertise in color and proportion, as well as her breadth of knowledge of the building process. She has often partnered with builders on high-end homes, which she designed, for selling. Although her career has been suffused with highlights, she is especially proud of having her pen and ink drawings selected for a book regarding Texan artists, as well as studying art and architecture in Italy. Demonstrating versatility in photography, video production and writing, Mitchel Gray has excelled as the owner of Mitchel Gray Photography and Sunstreak Productions, Inc., since 1972. Over the course of the 45-plus years he has been in the industry, his work has appeared on over 100 magazine covers, as well as advertising and editorial pages across the globe. He has photographed high-profile celebrity figures, including Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, Zendaya, P. Diddy, Barry Bonds, Hubert de Givenchy and Robert Downey Jr., among others, and his photography has been featured in such magazines as Men’s Health, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, GQ and Vogue. Since 2015, Mr. Gray has focused his photography on a unique series, “Bodies in Action,” which employs unique lighting and editing approaches to display a single individual as two different bodies competing in the same image. His series has been showcased in several New York and European galleries, as well as in the National Museum of Art. Mr. Gray is the author of two best-selling books: “The Lingerie Book,” which won a First Place Award for Best Photography in an Art Book, and “Lingerie Fantasies.” His work has been displayed in galleries throughout Europe, Japan and New York. MITCHEL GRAY