Christopher Barker

Conifer, United States

A photographer who was born in a coal chute; to a mother who was literally squatting over it, in rural West Virginia. He managed to stave...

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:

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.

…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

  • Joined: October 2007


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 over 7 years – 3 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 over 8 years – Leave a comment

Iraq War

Well for starters, I don’t write many journals, so bare with me and thanks for taking the time to actually read this. I promise you won’t regret it. / My good friend from college and I both joined the military almost right out of school. Whether or not for the patriotic spin or the fact that neither of us could find jobs in our respective fields, or the realization that now we had to …
Posted about 9 years – 11 comments

Curves ahead...

Thanks to whom ever purchased the Curves Ahead print. / I hope you enjoy it and I appreciate the interest in my work. / Cheers. / CB
Posted about 10 years – 6 comments
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