Christian is based in London UK shooting portraiture and editorial photography. Christian's commercial work is informed by his fine art practice, which includes street photography, abstraction, conceptual work and wet-plate photography.
Previously based in LA, he has also time spent in Brazil, Greece, Sweden and Turkey.
Red Light Management, Smiley Clothing London, Schick, Foxall Associates, Recalcitrant Clothing, Caravan Restaurant Group, ignite Group, The Georgie Project
Rolling Stone, New York Times, Billboard, F-Stop, Vada (Sassoon's In-house Magazine), Sport and Street, Sup, Wound
'Fashionistas Fight Back'
The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Santa Ana, CA
A portrait of fashion stylist James Juarez is featured in this show, juried by Shana Nys Dambrot - closes November 14
‘Realities and Concepts’ MOPLA
Santa Monica Art Studios
Santa Monica, CA
A portrait from my series on LA's art models ‘Beyond the Stand’ was featured in this group show.
‘In a Mere Full of Rime: a search for photography’s essence'
Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
Santa Monica, CA
I curated a hidden stash of tools, how-to information and literature to be utilised by the artist in residence and was interviewed on video in conversation about my street photography.
'Brand 42Works on Paper: Celebrate'
Brand Library and Art Center
Juried by Jack Rutberg and sponsored by Brand Associates. This is the 42nd collection of national artists’ works on paper to mark the re-opening of the gallery.
Commissioned to photograph twenty-seven contemporary artists. My portraits were featured in a book and show to raise awareness for mental health charity, Mind.
‘The Georgie Project 2012’ book published, Dec 2012.
MOPLA Group Show
Los Angeles, CA
My work was selected by a panel to appear in this group show for Los Angeles Month of Photography, supporting the LUCIE Foundation at-risk youth program.
'Life is a Mirror: 100/7'
Institute of Cultural Inquiry
Los Angeles, CA
Curated a 3-week residency and exhibition. Deployed the Institute’s materials and equipment, including an array of cameras from Medium format to disposable. In addition to photography, street interview, found object, sound and spoken word were employed.
'Bacchae' at Trinity Buoy Wharf
Open House Week for London Architectural Society
Produced stills photography for a site-specific and multimedia theatrical adaptation of Euripides tragedy, designed to explore a historically significant architectural space in a new light.
'Luxury Goods: The Cost of Art'
My entry comprised a series of street portraits of two drug-addicted women in my local neighbourhood. ‘Luxury Goods – The Cost of Art’ book published, Mar 2009.
Ada Street Gallery
My first solo show comprised photographic narratives built around different characters I encountered on my travels in Sweden, Turkey, Spain and the UK.
- Magnum Photography Agency mentoring program, UK
- UC Berkeley, Film Studies, Berkley, CA
- Black and White Printing, Kathy Longinaker, LA
- Broncolor, Photographic Intensive Course, Switzerland
- Photofusion, Advanced Photoshop Fashion & Beauty Retouching, UK
- John Coffer, Wet-Plate Photography, Dundee, NY