In today’s era of technological change, Chris emphasizes that the main tool of his craft is his camera and lens, and that all images of his are composed and created with those two tools. Just as film photographers used a darkroom, Chris uses a digital darkroom to change raw images to j-pegs and make adjustments to contrast. He does not use AI or software to alter original compositions.

The following portfolios represent an insight to some of Chris’ work. They have been categorized in broad strokes to exemplify the three major styles of Chris’ photographic expression.

Representational images reveal special moments in time; often highlighted by exceptional lighting or dramatic action. They usually capture the essence of place, person, or time. These images are expressed in traditional ways of photographic capture, yet they require considerable artistic and technical knowledge. Well executed, they are considered photographic art.

Expressionist images are captured in non-traditional ways. They speak more to the photographers feelings than about the subject itself. It’s about the ‘feel’ rather than the ‘real’. They are highly creative images in that there are no boundaries, limits, or rules in their creation. There is complete freedom of artistic expression.

Abstract images are completely non-representational and they do not represent recognizable objects or scenes. They have no context. They are comprised of elements of design in and of themselves. They are a representation of both nothing and everything.  They just ‘are’.

As Chris moves along his continuum of expression, from Representational to Abstract, his images become more mysterious. They speak more about the imitation of imagination than the imitation of reality.