Shipley, United Kingdom

I’m a self-taught landscape, wildlife and architectural photographer inspired by the British countryside and by the thrill of travel to...

Hi, and welcome to my homepage. I’m going to make the bold and possibly foolhardy assumption that if you’ve got this far – or perhaps this far – then you can read. So forgive me if I go on a little bit.

When I was a kid, Dad had an old film SLR camera, which still languishes in a dusty cupboard somewhere. I don’t think his interest in photography made much of an impact on me until I went to university. I bought a, frankly, fairly fairly poor-quality point-and-shoot camera to record those memorable (and hazy) university days, and before long found myself trying to take slighty more artistic photos for which the point-and-shoot was wholly unsuitable. So I bought my first SLR – a second-hand Nikon F65, which still languishes in a dusty cupboard somewhere (are you detecting a pattern here?) – and I’ve never looked back.

I’m basically self-taught; it’s been a great experience but I still feel I have a huge amount to learn – both about photography and about post-processing. If you take a look at my work and you can see that I’m doing something wrong, or you can suggest ways that I could do something better, please let me know. I’d be grateful for the advice.

As you can see by looking around my gallery, I’m principally a landscape and nature photographer; although my ‘day job’ is law, I take great pleasure in getting out into the countryside to walk, to enjoy the fresh air and distant horizons, and to shoot. (This is one reason why I’ve abandoned London and I’m looking to move somewhere a little closer to Britain’s more dramatic scenery!) Now if it’s true, as Daniel Kahneman suggests, that “a photographer does not view the scene as a moment to be savored but as a future memory to be designed,” then I’m probably not a very good photographer – spending far too much time savouring, and far too little designing. But it works for me. I hope that it works for you, too.

- Chris

  • Joined: April 2011



Easter holidays are here, at last – and this year, extended slightly by the royal wedding. As I couldn’t care less about that, and it’s far too sunny to stay cooped up in London, I’m off into the countryside for ten days. / As I’ve managed to persuade my parents to let me borrow Mum’s car, I’m hoping to get out into what’s left of the wild and take…
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In the line of fire

Some sad news that you may well have heard already: Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros have been killed whilst working in Libya. / Tim was notable for his documentary feature Restrepo, which documented the US deployment in Afghanistan, whilst Hondros’ images of Iraq – particularly his images of the Hassan family – were some of the most affecting from the entire war. You can see…
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Images of Bureaucracy

One of the great pleasures of online news is the chance to explore something wildly different rather than being confined to the contents of the newspaper itself. Whilst reading this morning’s Guardian I came across an article about photographer Jan Banning, who has photographed bureaucrats at their desks in eight countries across the world. The results are fascinating: / Check out the web…
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I'm New Here

I don’t like leaving a great stark expanse of white on my frontpage, so it seemed sensible to put an initial journal entry here. I’ll write more when I have more to say, I promise. / Anyway, I’ve been brought here from deviantART courtesy of kkart. He said such nice things that I felt it was only fair to check it out… / So far, so good. The process of moving from submis…
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