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New Limited Edition Masterwork - "ILLUSION"

OCTOBER 17, 2022

Introducing "Illusion," a new limited edition masterwork offered in a strict limited edition of twenty-five (25).

"... I came to this area along a small glacial lake initially looking to photograph water patterns, or clouds and mist clearing from some of the nearby peaks. Instead, I just happened to notice what was one of the most interesting scenes I've ever seen. The rain had caused some leaves at their peak of fall color to fall into the shallow waters of this lake. The patters in the sand and turquoise blue water offered the perfect complements. I used a polarizing filter to cut the glare... this entire scene, including the leaves, is underwater... "

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New Work Release - "CANADIAN ROCKIES"

NOVEMBER 1, 2023

The Canadian Rockies are at least partly responsible for my enthusiasm for photography. I last visited in 2005 with my wife, a Canon film camera and Sony point-and-shoot. The parks were different back then... I remember going before dawn to the shores of Moraine Lake to watch the sunrise. We were the only ones there for at least an hour. Almost 20 years later, the park has certainly changed, but the Canadian Rockies still have a beauty all their own. Many of these scenes are ones you’ve not likely seen before, or if you have, the perspective is a new one. I hope you enjoy.

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New Work Release - "THE SOUTHWEST"

OCTOBER 17, 2022

The American Southwest is an area I’ve explored and photographed more than any other, beginning over 15 years ago.  It is an area with endless photographic possibilities, in every season and in every weather condition.  While small geographically, I covered almost 3000 miles in a week chasing weather patterns and returning to the same locations more than once to get the best light.  The scenes in this new release are ones you’ve not likely seen before, or if you have, the perspective is a new one.  Many are aerial photographs, which has allowed me to explore a whole new world in an area I know well. I hope you enjoy.

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canada, northern lights, aurora, mountains, snow, winter

New Work Release - "WILD ALASKA"

AUGUST 12, 2021

I am excited to finally release a new body of work from the vast, diverse landscapes of Alaska.  The photographs are quite diverse, spanning 7 months and 3 seasons.  Images were taken in -25F in the middle of winter in the low valleys to 70F at 4500 feet in the middle summer; I shot from a helicopter, seaplane and on the land; you will see snowy landscapes with trees covered in hoar frost, icy glaciers, mountains rising above the clouds, and wildflower laden valleys in the Alaska Range.  Some of the glaciers you see are receding at 100 feet per year, and will not likely be recognizable in the near future. Some of the mountains are so remote, you have probably never seen them photographed before.

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New Work Release - "SUBZERO"

JANUARY 7, 2019

The area was barely recognizable from what I remember, but it was beautiful. The nights were cold. Very cold. For many nights, I watched the most breathtaking natural phenomena display in front of me. I camped at the base of the most impressive peaks. I slept through blizzards and hiked through deep snow, over slippery talus rock, across frozen rivers and through dense brush. The result is a rarely seen landscape dressed in snow, lit by the eruption of the aurora, while the earth sleeps.

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Framing Options for Acrylic Facemounts

DECEMBER 3, 2018

After years of popular demand, I am pleased to offer framing options for larger (>18 inches) Lumachrome HD acrylic facemounted prints. The acrylic mounted print is lined with a 3" linen liner and framed in a 4" ROMA Hand Made Italian Tabbachino Dark Ash Frame. This presentation accentuates the art work, and the finished product is simply amazing. This is truly the ultimate way to display your fine art print.

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wildlife, africa, tanzania, safari, ngorongoro, tanangire, serengetti, great migration

New Gallery - "WILDLIFE"

AUGUST 4, 2018

A collection of wildlife, most from South Africa up through the northern plains, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengetti in northern Tanzania.

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JANUARY 8, 2018

"I don't see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn't need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty." –Joy Harjo Over the course of several weeks I trekked several thousand miles from the Colorado Plateau, across the hot deserts of Arizona, and into the snowy Sierras and White Mountains of California. The light is transformative here... the sandstone, canyons, cactus gardens, and mountains alike come to life when bathed with beautiful light ... Read More

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A tragic fire has engulfed the waterfalls, creeks and canyons of the Columbia Gorge, a jewel of the Pacific Northwest. While I remember each of these moments very vividly, they will now only exist in my mind and in my photographs. Many, if not most, of the scenes you see in these photographs will not exist for the human eye for at least another generation.

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JUNE 12, 2017

The Pacific Northwest is one of very few places in the continental US where, within close proximity, one can observe the endless waterfalls and streams through old growth forests in the serene rainforest environment of central Oregon, eastern Washington, and surrounding Cascade Mountain Range; the dynamic, energetic, and rugged western coastlines of Oregon and the Olympic Peninsula; and the uniquely beautiful Hoh and Quinault rainforests of the southern Olympics ... Read More

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New Work Release - "PARADISE"

MARCH 20, 2017

Labeled the most beautiful place on earth by some, the Maldives consists of over 1000 coral islands composed of coral reefs and sand bars, situated atop a vast submarine mountain range that rises abruptly from the depths of the Indian Ocean. The stunning white sand beaches, amazing underwater world, and unrivaled blue waters provide an instant escape ... to paradise ... Read More

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New Work Release - "On the Bayou: SWAMPLANDS"

DECEMBER 19, 2016

The swamplands of the southern United States are a stark contrast to may other landscapes of this country. With a charm all their own, their subtle beauty is unmistakeable with the proper vision. Autumn is a particularly special time for these areas, with centuries-old cypress trees dressed in fall color, emerging from the mist on the cooler mornings. This newest edition to our Nature and Landscape portfolio features some of the most unique swamp photography you will ever see. Magical light and color that brings a largely disregarded landscape to life, with suggestion and meaning comparable to some of the most breathtaking vistas anywhere.

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2016: A Year in Review

December 15, 2016

My two major projects in 2016 contrast the majestic mountain peaks and turquoise glacial lakes of the glaciated Coast Mountains with the subtle, understated beauty of America's swamplands. Please enjoy this look back at my favorite photographs from this year.

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Photo Essay: WHERE GUESTBOOK 2017

DECEMBER 13, 2016

I’m always thrilled to accept an assignment to photograph the landscapes of northeast Florida. Historic and iconic significance notwithstanding, the old lighthouses of St. Augustine and Amelia Island were an exceptional subject to view through the camera’s lens, both as a representational part of Florida’s landscape, and for their subtle architectural details within.


SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

I am flattered this incredible guide selected my photograph Emerald Pools to grace its cover. Moon Zion & Bryce highlights the best Zion and Bryce have to offer. Unique trip ideas will take you far off the beaten path and deep into canyons that were once central for the area’s ancient inhabitants; a round-up of the most spectacular vistas and stone pinnacles you can find; and the best family activities available in Utah’s national parks.

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Introducing: Collections

SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

New and stunning presentation styles for your fine art prints. Collections include: ONEVision Collection, Mosaic Collection, Panoramics, Monochrome, "One Hundred and Fifty," and Unique Edition Prints.

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Announcing the ONEVision Collection

AUGUST 25, 2016

For almost ten years, art collectors around the world have raved about our fine art prints. We are now pleased to offer a small selection of our masterworks as Lumachrome HD acrylic mounted prints to our most savvy collectors as Artist Edition Prints in strict editions of 15 or fewer within the Limited Edition.

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New Work Release - "Edge of the Earth"

AUGUST 22, 2016

"The greatest reward is not what we capture, but rather how we seek it."

The Edge of the Earth: where land meets ocean; where trails end and vast wilderness begins... from the small islands of the West Indies and Hawaii, to the mountains, glaciers and vast icefields of the Pacific Ranges, a vast untouched wilderness in the Coast Mountains spanning over 40,000 square miles. You likely have never seen photos of these mountains before. The journey was as fulfilling as the photographs that tell the story, shot from the edge of the earth.

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New Work Release - "Southern Exposure"

JANUARY 11, 2016

This will change the way you see the south... Chris has spent the better part of a year photographing and exploring the diverse lands of America's south. The land of the south is a stark contrast to may other landscapes of this country. But its history, charm, simplicity, and subtle beauty is unmistakeable. Our latest new release captures the essence of southeast America, with each image showing a glimpse into its rich history, charm, and beauty across the seasons.

Cover, Inside Cover and Photo Essay - WHERE GUESTBOOK 2016

DECEMBER 18, 2015

The Where Guestbook is a widely circulated hardcover coffee table style book that is present in most hotel rooms and corporate lobbies in Northeast Florida. I recently accepted an assignment to photograph the ferrel horses and landscapes of Cumberland Island and Amelia Island. I jumped on the opportunity to get out and see some spectacular scenery in my own backyard, and enjoyed working with Morris Publications for the third time in compiling this book.

Announcement - Lumachrome Acrylic Facemounts

December 14, 2015

After extensive research and testing, I am pleased to announce a partnership with the one of the most experienced and highly regarded printmakers in the country to begin offering all my acrylic facemounts printed with proprietary Lumachrome HD technology.

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Top Ten Photos of 2015 Released

December 2, 2015

My two major projects in 2015 contrast the majestic mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, barren deserts, and twisted forests of Patagonia with the history, charm, simplicity, and subtle beauty of the South. Please enjoy this look back at my favorite photographs from this year.

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New PlaqMounts

October 20, 2015

I am thrilled to add this stunning and unique medium for print presentation, a favorite for fine art galleries around the world. The photographic print is made on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta paper, mounted on an acid-free 3/8" thick surface, and placed within a float frame. Prints are mounted with a 1/2" space between the frame and the print, so that the print appears to be floating within the frame. No glare, no glass, no gloss... simple viewing with no obstruction.

"A Visit, or an Experience?"

October 10, 2015

Your clothes will dry after the rain, mosquito bites will heal, and a nice shower will wash away the sweat from the heat and humidity. Next time you visit one of America's great landscapes, ask yourself, did you really experience it? Or just visit for the day?

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"Oceanus" - Special Pre-Release

August 8, 2015

"OCEANUS" - Dramatic light and an incoming tide had produced a brief but unforgettable moment at sunrise on Edisto Island. For a limited time we are offering a rare opportunity to order Artist Proof Edition prints prior to its public release.

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Announcement- Sales and Promotions Page

August 5, 2015

First run artist proofs, excess inventory and other promotional items are listed periodically at deeply discounted prices. Excess inventory and artist proofs are ready for immediate shipment. Hurry, availability is extremely limited.

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Self-Portrait Featured in Backpacker Magazine

August 1, 2015

While exploring the remote slot canyons of the Arizona desert in 2014, I took this self portrait in "The Chamber," an impressive opening over a mile into the canyon. After taking the photo, I sat for an hour and listened in awe to the sounds of silence.

New Release - Patagonia

May 11, 2015

It has been called the greatest landscape in the world. Located in the far corners of South America, the Patagonia region of the southern Andes boasts majestic mountain peaks rising nearly two miles above turquoise glacial lakes, vibrant fall color, a barren desert, twisted forests, and some of the largest glaciers in the world. I am pleased to release what I consider to be my most compelling body of work to date, from Los Glaciares, Argentina, and Torres del Paine, Chile.

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Inside Cover Spread - Digital SLR Photography Magazine

April 21, 2015

One of my most popular photos, "Mountain Paradise," is the featured photograph in this months edition of Digital SLR Photography. The colorful tundra and fall color blankets the landscape of Yukon's Ogilvie Mountain Range, a moment I will never forget.

Top Ten Photos of 2014 Released

December 9, 2014

From the remote Arizona deserts and slot canyons to the lush rainforest, rugged coast and wildflower-laden valleys of the Pacific Northwest, 2014 was an exceptional year. Please enjoy my top ten photos of 2014.

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Announcement: New Private Sales

October 24, 2014

A couple of months ago I began announcing non-public sales to one of my private mailing lists.  The sale was such a success I wanted to give everyone a chance to sign up and save on deeply discounted fine art prints.  A new promotion will be announced via a private link periodically (generally about every three months) only to my Facebook and Twitter followers and my "Sales and Promotions" mailing list.  This is a chance to save up to 50% on exclusive limited edition prints, including canvas and amazing acrylic mounted prints.

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Announcement: Change to Limited Edition Prints

October 15, 2014

As interest in my photography has grown recently by individuals, publishers, and galleries, I have decided, after over a year of careful thought and deliberation, to continue selling my more popular photographs as limited edition prints.

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New Promo Video: "A Photo Odyssey"

September 25, 2014

Relax. Escape. Immerse Yourself.
Take a journey around the world with me.
Enjoy our new Promo Video, "A Photo Odyssey."

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New Release - Mountains and Rainforests of the Northwest

August 28, 2014

In early August, I had an incredible time photographing the diverse alpine and rainforest environment of the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific Northwest is arguably the most diverse area in the United States. Lush rainforest and countless waterfalls; rugged coast lined with cliffs and seastacks; the high desert; wildflower-laden valleys; and glaciers along some of the country's highest mountain peaks - all within just a few hundred miles of one another.

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Photos featured in Singh Ray product brochure and Pro Gallery

July 3, 2014

I am pleased to announce to several of my photographs will be featured in the SinghRay product brochure and in the Pro Gallery of their newly designed website. SinghRay is a leading manufacturer of high quality custom lens filters which I have used for years.

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New Partnership with Tandem Stock

July 3, 2014

I have recently entered into a partnership with Tandem Stock, a leading provider of Nature and Travel imagery for commercial use. Select photographs may be licensed for commercial and corporate use through their site, Getty Images, and my own website.

New Work Release - Return to the Southwest

May 7, 2014

Recently I traveled solo to the deserts of the Southwest, one of my favorite places to photograph. The unique sandstone and canyon landscapes of this vast expanse on the edge of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau are among my favorite areas to explore. Much of this unique environment is formed by water cutting through sandstone over many years, creating slot canyons, arches, monoliths, and canyon environments like no other in the world.

Cover and Photo Essay - Extraordinary Vision Magazine

January 20, 2014

My time in the wild of the Yukon Territory was a time I will never forget. The photographs are some of my most diverse - mountains, valleys, fall color and the northern lights dancing above it all. In this month's edition of Extraordinary Vision, I am pleased that some of my photographs from this trip will be featured on the cover and inside photo essay.

Cover, Inside Cover and Photo Essay - Where Guestbook 2014

December 19, 2013

The Where Guestbook is a widely circulated hardcover coffee table style book that is present in most hotel rooms and corporate lobbies in Northeast Florida. As part of a recent assignment, my photographs are on the cover and inside cover of this publication, along with a 6 page photo esssay, "Along the St. John's River."

Top Ten Photos of 2013 Released

December 10, 2013

2013 was an exceptional year... waterfalls in the less traveled wilderness of the Columbia Gorge in the Spring... eak Autumn color, a carpet of fall color on the tundra, the Aurora Borealis dancing above it all in the Ogilvie Mountains... and the season's first snowfall amidst fall color in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Cover Photo - "Spirit of the West Magazine"

November 25, 2013

An unusual prolonged rainstorm in the late spring of 2011 brought an amazing sky over Horseshoe Bend in Arizona one evening. My photograph of this popular location has been selected as the cover photo for the Spirit of the West Magazine.

"Southwest Canyons" Exhibit - Jacksonville International Airport

October 1, 2013

A selection of seven Limited Edition prints on aluminum will be on display in the concourses of the Jacksonville International Airport through December 31, 2013.

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Website Update- New Look!

August 9, 2013

I've been hard at work for the last couple of weeks rebuilding my website (with a little help of course). I've integrated it with my Photoshelter site, which I had previously reserved for stock images only, but now use for all my eCommerce. In doing this I'm able to offer more print options and use higher quality paper for larger prints.

Cover and Photo Essay - Where Guestbook 2011

January 9, 2011

The Where Guestbook is a widely circulated hardcover coffee table style book that is present in most hotel rooms and corporate lobbies in Northeast Florida. This year's edition featured a diverse selection of photographs from northeast Florida.

LIMITED EDITION MASTER prints are exhibition quality, gallery prints produced strictly and exclusively in editions of 200 or fewer. When the edition is sold out, no additional prints will ever be made. The entire process, from capture to print, is worked by hand for each individual order, with every detail overseen and scrutinized by me. Prints are made on the highest quality paper while adhering to the highest standards in the industry. These prints are highly limited, and very exclusive. Each limited edition print captures a unique moment in nature, never to be seen again; your investment in our prints will not only grow as prices rise when prints sell through the edition, but will also provide a lifetime of viewing pleasure. Each Limited Edition Print is registered and shipped with a hand signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA), which guarantees the original work.

Limited edition photographs are offered with the following guidelines:

As a somewhat controversial issue in the digital age, limited edition prints started in the days of film; an artist would make a series of test prints ("artist proofs") prior to printing the edition. The prints from the edition were typically made from the same plate, at the same time. Artist proofs have been considered more valuable, as they reflected the progression of a print prior to its release. In the digital age, limited edition prints are still requested by savvy art collectors and galleries; while the spirit of an edition remains the same, the logistics have changed quite a bit. Photographers nowadays may offer an edition from just a few prints (in some cases, only a single print), to more than a thousand. Due to the divergence from the principles of the film age, the legitimacy of limited editions has been somewhat controversial. For example, is an edition of 2000 really "limited?" Does placing an arbitrary number on prints made seek to artificially inflate value, where value may not otherwise exist? Initially, I had decided to sell all my work as open edition. I felt that limiting the views into nature I strive to make widely available was against my work ethic. At the same time, I had lost sales from clients who would purchase a print only if it were a limited edition. Recently, I changed my mind, and am quite excited about my decision. As many artists have developed their own limited edition structure, I have developed a structure that I feel best balances the exclusivity of the work with my goal to share my art as widely as possible.


After extensive research and testing, I am pleased to announce a partnership with the one of the most experienced and highly regarded printmakers in the country to begin offering all my acrylic facemounts printed with Lumachrome technology. The ultimate in gallery quality display, Face Mounted photographs have a vibrance and depth without equal. This is, without a doubt, the best medium to display your fine art print.

Lumachrome is unparalleled by even Fujiflex in the art of high-end fine art printing. Details appear to emerge in 3D from the depths of the image with the Lumachrome process thanks to the transparency layer that is infused with iridium particles and is encapsulated in a layer suspended between the white poly surface and Acrylic. The face of your prints is mounted to a crystal clear acrylic sheet and backed with a floating recessed frame for hanging.

Brilliant Colors Lasting Over 120Yrs
Superior Gamut vs Traditional Fujiflex Prints
Incredible 3D Depth and Dimensionality
Radiant Glowing Response Under Halogen Lighting

You really have to see with your own eyes how incredible this display really is. The "wow" factor has impressed even my most savvy collectors.

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