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AK Llamas Speaks to Nashville’s Mayor, Karl Dean

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A Decade of Art & Marriage: Why AK Llamas Works


AK Llamas walking Deaderick Street in Nashville – Photography by Kerry Woo

Ten years of Art & Marriage…Why AK Llamas Works?

Let’s be honest, sometimes it doesn’t. Putting two creatives together isn’t just compatible, it’s combustible. The relationship began with Kristin interrupting Alfonso’s band practice to curse the group for firing her sister as lead singer so Alfonso and Kristin are the first to admit that they love & hate each other on an hourly basis. The fact is that creatives are usually very passionate about their ideas. Throw in some spicy hispanic and firey Italian blood and you have one strong blend of stubborn.

But just like any precious stone, it takes a lot of intense heat and pressure to make something purely beautiful and unique. The relationship has always grown with long late-night discussions, parallel pasts of fending for themselves in their early teen years and a love for all things beautiful and unique. However Alfonso and Kristin each develop ideas very differently. Alfonso is calculative and approaches ideas from a place of what is practical, logical and thoroughly researched. Kristin is impulsively driven to create out of pure need for expression and communication. It is because of Kristin’s dreams that large projects begin, but it is due to Alfonso’s sense that they are completed.

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