Chris’ photographic background stretches back some 27 years. Starting out as a photographer for provincial newspapers in the 1990’s before progressing to work in London for the nationals, including a 7 year stint as a photographer for the Daily Mail. During his time in London, Chris carried out assignments all over the globe including news and feature stories in Uganda, Russia and across the European Union. Chris also played a central role in the coverage of the 7/7 London tube bombings. He would often find himself working on stories that would define the weekly news agenda for the rest of the UK media.
Now based in the UK, Chris has lived for the last 9 years in New Zealand working as a Picture Editor and staff photographer for the highly acclaimed newspaper, The New Zealand Herald. His time as Picture Editor saw him oversee such huge stories as the Christchurch Earthquakes, the All Blacks triumph at the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the Pike River Mine Disaster.
In his role as a photographer for the Herald, an average day would see him shooting fashion in the studio for Viva Magazine in the morning then flying in a helicopter in the afternoon for a breaking news story. No one day was ever the same. He is as much at home capturing a stylish business portrait of a local CEO for the front of the Business Herald, as he is shooting for the front page of the newspaper under tight deadlines.
Chris also captured the natural beauty of New Zealand extensively with his award winning landscape photography published in Australia and New Zealand. These unique images showing the breathtaking beauty of the country have been exhibited as part of the National Geographic Magazines travelling photography exhibition, taking in most of New Zealand.
Chris’ skill in a wide variety of photographic genre has led to an increasing demand in his corporate and commercial work. His photojournalist ability to think on his feet and under pressure of tight deadlines makes him the ideal photographer for capturing the images that regular high street photographers often miss.