As a young teenager growing up in 60s London, Chris stumbled across a collection of art books and periodicals in his high school library that were to
have a major influence on him. Editions of Graphis and books on artists such as Vasarely, Caro, Warhol, and Lichtenstein, together with a vast array of
other journals that explored the emergence of pop art culture left an indelible mark, – an influence so great that it led ultimately to his career path in
editorial design and advertising. This is the path that trained his eye to constantly explore shape, negative space, colour, texture and form.
Over the years Chris has worked with a vast number of professional photographers in Europe, the US and here in Australia—art directing fashion, advertising, and editorial images. Now He's chosen to explore his own photography and apply the principles he's crafted along the way. For Chris the photograph is not always the search for perfect light or sharpness. It has to do with the coming together of elements that make an interesting whole.
Now and then he will pull back to the bigger picture but that sense of abstraction still fascinates him, inviting himself, and ultimately the viewer, to
wonder what lies beyond the surface view.