Specialising in portraiture Christopher produces engaging and insightful images for both editorial and commercial briefs.

"I always set out to capture the character and personality I meet in the session. Trying to dismiss any preconceptions I may have about the sitter allows for a level playing field and gives chance to a more honest and truthful portrait to flourish. I aim to make images that not only show a likeness but cut through to the essence of the subject. I want pictures that the sitter's close friends and family will recognise them in"

After studying an art & design foundation course and photography HND at Newcastle College, Christopher lived in London where he assisted and was mentored by acclaimed portrait photographer Harry Borden. In 2007 Christopher was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to photograph musicians Maximo Park making him one of the youngest photographers to be collected by the gallery at the time.

Clients have included The Guardian, Little White Lies Magazine, Stool Pigeon Magazine, BT Broadband, EMI, Virgin Records, Brewin Dolphin, NUFC Foundation, Sunderland AFC, Siemens, Square One Law, Sintons Law, Mincoff's Solicitors, Hotel Du Vin, Hilton, Mill Volvo, Benfield Motors, Gateshead Thunder Rugby League, Royal Holloway University, National Portrait Gallery London, Entrepreneurs Forum, Lookers PLC, Newcastle College, MS Life as well as many independant PR firms and magazines. 

In addition Christopher maintains a passion for publishing as a shareholder of celebrated business magazine North East Times also holding the position of Lead Photographer for the group.

Christopher is based in the North East of England

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