‘When I was a kid, I always dreamt I would sail around the world with my best friend Hamish. The dream didn’t make a lot of sense, because I didn’t sail. I think it spoke more about the two things I really prized – friendship and adventure’.
Born in Wellington New Zealand, the middle child of five, Chris spent his early years in the little village of Eastbourne looking across the harbour to the capital. It was a childhood filled with fantastic memories and countless hours exploring the coast and the bush that surrounded him.
Chris now bases himself out of Auckland in New Zealand. Where he lives with his wife and 2 daughters. His time is spent on his own personal projects, photographic commissions and recently some directing.
Shooting Landscapes, Lifestyle and Cars. Chris’s work takes him around the globe, from the Mountains of New Zealand to the Deserts in North Africa.
GOOGLE _ RGA Singapore PANADOL _ Grey Singapore TOURISM NZ _ TBWA Auckland VW _ DDB Sydney LEXUS _ CHI Advertising London TOYOTA _ CHI Advertising London TOYOTA _ Saatchi&Saatchi Sydney SUBARU _ Principles Sydney FORD _ JWT Auckland SKODA _ Cayenne Prague BMW _ Draft FCB Auckland FRITO LAY ‘SUNCHIPS’ _ Juniper Park Toronto TOURISM EGYPT _ JWT Cairo TOURISM NZ _ Contagion Auckland TOURISM VICTORIA _ Publicis Mojo Melbourne AIR NEW ZEALAND _ Draft FCB Auckland QANTAS _ Ogilvy Sydney NATIONAL BANK _ Draft FCB Auckland BOLLE _ Bolle France
Recent Exhibitions: 2010: ‘Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere’ _ MILK Gallery, New York, USA. 2010: ‘Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere’ _ Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, USA 2012: ‘Something out of Nothing. Street Poster Exhibition, Sydney, Australia 2012: ‘Face of the Land’ _ Pop up Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand 2015: 'I AM HERE' _ Black Eye Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Awards from: 2015/2016 _ Lurzers Archive Top 200 Advertising Photographers 2012/2013 _ Lurzers Archive Top 200 Advertising Photographers 2010 _ Grand Prize PDN Curator Awards 2010 _ PDN’s Great Outdoors 2010 _ Art of Photography