About

Photographer and printmaker; living and working in the small – north Florida – Gulf island community of Cedar Key.

You can e-mail me by clicking here!

11 Responses to About

  1. blisterina says:

    Just found your blog stumbling around WordPress. Your work is lovely.

  2. Hey – many thanks!!!

  3. Hi Chris

    I was already subscribed to your LJ blog, and today I discovered that you’re also on WordPress. There’s much more detail here, which for me is great, so I’ll be following you here from now on.

    I’m interested in your present work with cyanotypes (love the latest one). Last year I managed to buy one of the remaining packs of Centennial POP and I’ve been struggling a bit with getting consistently good and contrasty digital negs from my Canon iP4500. However, I love the deep rich chestnut brown you get when POP is fixed in “real” hypo, and it’s worth persevering.

    Incidentally, I still have the Waterwoman holga print you sent me a couple of years ago, pinned on my wall as inspiration.

  4. Hi Martyn,

    I am absolutely delighted to hear from you – yes, I keep this blog up-to-date more than the others, and am constantly contemplating of whether or not to shut the other ones down. I do like LJ because I find a lot of the Russian photographer’s work very interesting.

    Oh, I envy you for that POP paper. A few month ago I had decided I was going to get into doing it again, only to realize that it was no more – rats!!!!!! So, that is when I decided to go back to Cyanotype, and also do some VDB [haven’t got around to that though]. I also do want to pursue Photo Polymer Gravure, but don’t have access to a press here in Tallahassee.
    So, that will have to wait a bit.

    If you would like me to send you the procedure I use for my digital negs, send me your e-mail, and I will get it to you. [I will be out of town/communication this weekend], but I can get it to you next week.

    Best wishes,

    christian

  5. That’s very kind of you to offer. Are you still at the original hotmail address? I’ll email you there.

    If you feel generous, I’d love to learn your cyanotype workflow too, when you have time. The POP won’t last for ever, let’s face it, and I can’t afford to go down the platinum/palladium route.

    Incidentally, knowing how much you like water, have you seen the work of English Victorian photographer PH Emerson? I recently wrote an article on one of England’s inland waterways, and researched Emerson because he was one of the early conservationists of that way of life. He published a series of books containing hand-printed and tipped-in 10×8 platinum prints. You can find reference online here: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/emerson/ The pictures are wonderful.

  6. dhorak says:

    Your work is so beautiful! I have never tackled photography and admire anyone who has. I am a young, just-starting, Tallahassee-based artist and I’ve been fortunate to come across your work, I believe at a few First Fridays. I just opened up a studio there with some buddies and started a blog for it. http://artoftheworks.wordpress.com/danielle/ <<<That's my page. =) I hope to run into you in the North Florida area sometime!

    Yours,
    Danielle

    • Hey Danielle!

      Thanks and good to hear from you. I am looking forward to taking a look at your blog & meeting you. I am teaching photo and managing the lab at FSU right now.

      Take care,

      christian

  7. dhorak says:

    Whoah… ou may be teaching one of my classes next semester?!? I’m taking PGY2941 on Monday and Wednesday from 12:50-3:20. That would be awesome! Thanks for your reply! Look forward to meeting you!

  8. No, I will not be teaching next semester, but will be at the Lab Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from about 8:30 in the morning till a bit after 1 o’clock in the afternoon. See you then!
    christian

  9. Jean Pierre says:

    Christian,
    your work is really fantastic … I’m starting with the copies of gum Dichromate … congratulations for the great work
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