In 2011, Chris picked up a DSLR camera for the first time, simply to get better holiday photos on a trip to Kenya – and he hasn’t looked back since.
He taught himself how to use his camera, how to frame a shot, how to use light to his advantage. And then he taught himself how to apply post-processing using Lightroom, from the subtle to the dramatic. His natural flair for photography began to show, encompassing landscapes, nature, travel and more recently, cityscapes and architecture.
In both 2017 and 2018, Chris has been commended in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year awards, with photos appearing in the printed book and in the London exhibition. And in 2019, Chris was highly commended in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition.
Recently he has been working on a new project, using his existing photos of Birmingham, he has transformed them into unique pieces of art that he calls Paintographs. These images take the form of an oil painting and all are created from original photographs taken and edited by Chris himself.