Chris studied ecology at the University of Lancaster and University of Calgary. After traveling around Europe and Australasia he worked as a guide in the Peruvian Amazon. In 1999, he moved to Japan, and now lives in Motobu on the island of Okinawa. He works as a photographer, travel writer, and lecturer.
He hopes that his articles and images will inspire others to visit Japan, or bring back fond memories to those who have made their own journeys through the land of the rising sun.
Chris undertakes a wide variety of commissions. Recent projects have included updating the Okinawa and Kyushu chapters of the Fodor’s Japan guidebook, Location Fixer for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, along with photography for magazines, newspapers, local businesses and families.
His biggest photographic project to date has been the Karate Masters Portrait Project which documents the icons of Okinawa’s martial art.
Please get in touch at Chris@TRAVEL67.com or +81 090 1367 9198
Until 2010 Chris shot with the medium format Pentax 67II system. It resulted in a heavy travel bag, but the huge transparencies were outstanding. Travel67.com gets its name from the years spent with this camera.
He now uses the Pentax 645z medium format digital system. This gives him the resolution and image quality of medium format film with the faster workflow of digital.
4K video footage is shot with the Sony A7SII.
His writing and photographs have been used for newspapers, magazines, advertising, documentaries, and academic textbooks. See Tear Sheets for examples.
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