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I’ve spent over 35 years as a professional architectural and interior photographer, creating stunning images of amazing projects all over the world. Like Bloomingdale’s in Dubai, Harvey Nichols in Jakarta, REI in New York, Amazon in Seattle, SOGO in Osaka, Printemps in Versailles, J.W. Marriott in Mexico City, Nike in China, Boeing in Chicago, and Nordstrom and AT&T all over the country.
For the last 17 years I was the in-house photographer at Callison Architecture, ranked the number one retail design firm in the country. While at Callison, I created the vast, visually rich photographic portfolio that represents the company today.
In the digital world we live in, photography has become commonplace, but real experience and a thorough understanding of the architect and designer’s aesthetic and business needs is rare. Having worked with hundreds of architects and designers around the world, my listening and image-interpretation skills are unmatched. This, combined with my photographic skill, experience and understanding of both the architecture and interior design fields, allows my clients and me to engage thoughtfully about the work, leading to the most successful and relevant images possible. Widely published and awarded, my images serve the architecture, interior/retail design and construction industries with clarity and creativity. I’m based in Seattle and I work locally, nationally and internationally. I’m actively seeking new client partnerships. Give me a call, I’d love to shoot for you.
No one understands that a project’s success lies in its details better than architects and designers. Having worked inside a firm made up of over 1,000 of them for almost 18 years, Chris knows this well. Great architects and designers agonize over the small things, creating amazing projects, but it’s so easy for the details to get lost––or overlooked––in the photography. Chris sees those details and knows the importance of highlighting them through his images.
Visual storytelling requires communication and creativity. Chris approaches his craft from a service-oriented perspective: he’s there for you, the client. He listens carefully to your needs and, drawing on his understanding of the architecture and design industries, helps you see every potential visual direction clearly. Ultimately, it’s Chris’s responsibility to create the strongest images possible, helping you tell the strongest version of your story.
From Dubai to Shanghai, Hong Kong to Mexico City, New York to London, or down the block here in Seattle, Chris has logged close to a million miles with cameras in tow for his clients. He knows how to travel, and has earned the confidence that comes from working the globe. But it’s not the 14-hour flights that inspire him, it’s the projects. Chris is creative wherever he’s working.
With today’s digital camera systems, forgoing proper lighting to “fix it in post” is a too-common shortcut. Chris comes from a background of understanding and using lighting effectively. Knowing how to bring the right auxiliary light to the image creatively, or how to light an interior naturally, is an art in itself. Chris’s experience with lighting projects elevates his images beyond the “fix it in post” norm.
Location photography is demanding. It requires the photographer to always think on his feet. Chris know things sometimes don’t go as planned and he works with the hectic and usually surprising realities of the shoot. Using his creativity and experience, he’s always adapting to the situation. Even if it’s 4 o’clock in the morning. Or 104 degrees. Or pouring rain. No matter the reality, Chris does whatever it takes to get the shot.
In photography, technology changes fast. With 35 years’ experience as an architectural photographer, Chris has used it all, from the days of 4×5 and Polaroid, to the sophisticated Swiss Alpa/PhaseOne digital system he uses today. A photographer must be familiar with the latest technology. But Chris also knows it’s not the technology that creates compelling images, it’s the experience of the photographer.
Time is valuable, and so is photography. Chris isn’t a shotgun shooter, shooting a hundred images and hoping a few will work. Chris uses his time on a project carefully. This doesn’t mean he’s slow, it means he’s effective. Chris gets the right picture the first time, thoughtfully building a rich visual story for his client.
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