Chris learned the fundamentals of photography from the staff of Terry's Camera in Long Beach. After six years of practice and working in the wet darkroom, Chris sold his first artworks, attracted clients and began shooting freelance for newswire services such as the Associated Press and Zuma. In 1999, he was the Lead Photographer for the first World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles. He has photographed in Canada, India (3x), Mexico, Singapore and the US. Chris was a co-founder, with Marek Dzidza, of the First Exposure Photography Exhibit in Long Beach, CA.
Chris taught film photography at Artesia High School in Lakewood, CA from 2008-2011 through Southeast ROP. Since 2012, Chris has taught at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, CA, through Southern California Regional Occupational Center (SCROC). Chris has a full CTE teaching credential from the State of California. He is also attending Saddleback and Long Beach City College, earning an AA in Art History.
Chris focuses on special events, weddings, portraiture, architectural interior/exteriors and small-business advertising. He also works on documentary projects. Chris is interested in working with NGO's and other humanitarian organizations. He practices meditation, and his cat is a tortie named Micah.
Zuma Press Images - Society of Photographic Educators
Clients include: St. Nick's Lighting Service
- NAACP (Long Beach) - Soiree Catering - Thomas Fields and Associates - Long Beach Housing and Development Corporation - Sunset Pool Design - Altman Designs - LA's BEST - CCDOTT - The Black Manager's Association (BMA) - Viento y Agua Gallery and Coffeehouse