Since turning professional in 1992, Chris has photographed landscapes, people, architecture, gardens, travel destinations and wildlife around the world. This ability and desire to capture such a diverse range of subjects and explore different types of photography is rare amongst photographers, but demonstrate his understanding of light. Chris finds shooting different subjects and styles both visually stimulating and creatively challenging.
Most of his work is commissioned for specific advertising and editorial projects or for stock libraries. He has shot over 40 travel and coffee table books and has undertaken commissions for a wide range of major multinational companies. His images have been widely published in newspapers, magazines and books. Examples of his published work can be found in the “in print” section of this website.
He has presented photographic features for TV and he lectures on a variety of photographic subjects, including travel, landscape and stock photography, at numerous major international conferences. He has also written articles about photography for specialist photographic, travel and lifestyle magazines.
Chris has a passion for teaching photography and helping photographers to realise their creative abilities. He runs the Photo Iconic series of photography courses and workshops in the UK and overseas, covering everything you need to know about photography to enjoy it as a hobby, as a profession or to get started as a new career.
In 2003, Chris founded the now prestigious international photography awards - Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY). These awards have to date attract entries from 114 countries and provided a popular showcase for both amateur and professional photographers to achieve expsoure for their work.
Chris curates the TPOTY exhibitions. In 2015, the London exhibition at the Royal Geographical Scoiety attracted 51,231 visitors from 164 countries in its six week run.