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A classically trained photojournalist by trade, Barker studied under professional photographers at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communications. Where he eventually went in debt for numerous thousands of dollars and was barely able to afford Ramen noodles much less film to sustain his artistic life.

Upon completion of his collegiate work, and an absence of employment, Barker pronounced himself as an up and coming professional of mixed media (not seen here). Barker has taken on the role of story teller through works of non-fiction based journals. He slowly perfected this technique while simultaneously dodging mortar rounds and improvised explosive devices while on patrol in Southeast Asia.

Currently Barker has taken on the role of freelancer, while attempting to balance family life in his post-suburban commune, where the deer and the antelope no longer play.

The artist is originally from Ohio, via West Virginia and Kentucky, but currently resides in Colorado by way of Alaska.

Christopher Barker can be reached for question or comment via email at: christopher.alan.barker@gmail.com

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain. All images are copyright © Christopher Barker. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

Please visit my art expo at The Complicity Gallery

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_How shall I go in peace and without sorrow? Nay, not without a wound in the spirit shall I leave this city.Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and aloneness without regret?Too many fragments of the spirit have I scattered in these streets, and too many are the children of my longing that walk naked among these hills, and I cannot withdraw from them without a burden and an ache.It is not a garment I cast off this day, bit a skin that I tear with my own hands.Nor is it a thought I leave behind me, but a heart made sweet with hunger and with thirst…_

…These things he said in words. But much in his heart remained unsaid. For he himself could not speak his deeper secret.

“The Prophet”
Kahlil Gibran
1883-1931

  • Joined: October 2007

Journal

After the War

There is a documentary being made that features one of my self portraits that I took while deployed to Iraq, that I think everyone should check out. It is going to be an amazing work of art and I am super excited to be a part of it. It will focus primarily on what happens to soldiers after the return from war and the struggles they face in day-to-day life. / The director is trying to garner some …
Posted about 3 years – 3 comments

Canvas Prints

I just got my Canvas from Canvas On Demand, and it’s AWESOME. They gave me a 20% discount to give to my friends and family. I thought I would share with anyone who was interested on Redbubble. Redbubble does great work, but COD is just as good and you really do get a great deal. / If you click on the link below you will receive 20% off your order and I might even get a voucher if enough p…
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment

Lets do some Fall cleaning!

Would love to hear some criticism on whether my portfolio is running a bit thin. There are some works that I have uploaded a while back and I don’t think they go with a certain style that the rest seem to have. / I’m looking for suggestions on what to obviously keep and what to get rid of (not permanently of course, but from RedBubble) to help make a more cohesive collection of my wor…
Posted over 3 years – 2 comments

Death to Film

First off, I would like to thank Redbubble for the recent homepage appearance yesterday of my protest photo D.C. Protest IV it was a wonderful surprise! / Second, I just wanted to share that I have taken on my last few rolls of Kodak’s Kodachrome which made it down to the Grand Canyon with me last month. Since the film is no longer being produced, processing of the slide film will be nonexi…
Posted about 4 years – Leave a comment