NEW YORK (AP) _ Model Helena Christensen is getting recognition for the work she does on the other side of the lens.

Christensen's photography is featured in the International Fashion Festival exhibit that is traveling through Japan and in a companion online exhibit.

Her work is ``quirky and collage-like,'' said Marla Kennedy Hamburg, co-curator of the exhibit. Christensen takes photographs of models' faces and then draws on designer clothing.

Now 32, Christensen began taking pictures at 18 while hitchhiking around the world. She began modeling the following year.

``Millennium of Mode,'' a collection of 300 fashion-as-art photographs, is on display at the Seibu Department in Tokyo and moves to JR Nagoya Takashimaya Department in Nagoya, Japan, on April 26. Seventy-five of the photos will appear from March 9 through April 2 on OnView, a Web site that sells fine art.


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