Born 1990, in Texas has spent most of his life traveling with his parents and younger sister. His first imprint of photography was from his grandmother, a traveler and ex activist in the 70`s. She introduced him to visual expression at a young age which would soon become Chris`s life purpose. Chris has worked and educated himself in photography by experience. He has work with top Southern California fashion companies like; Famous Stars and Straps and LA Fashion Week. He started taking an interest in documentary work after seeing images coming out of the Iraq invasion. After years of developing his portfolio and vision Chris has been putting himself in extreme situations to tell stories with images.
His work has brought him to the slums in Manila, Philippines, to the underground world of heroin addiction. Chris is working towards his goal in becoming a photographer covering human rights and conflict stories.
November 25, 2014, Hundreds of demonstrators take to the streets on the second day of protesting, in front of the Los Angeles, Downtown Headquarters, to protest the grand juries decision not to indict Darren Wilson, in the case of the shooting and killing of 18 year old Michael Brown. Demonstrators protested in a peaceful assembly threw out most the night, until they dispersed into groups with their own objective. One group stopped traffic on the 101 freeway for an hour until police used non lethal force to push the crowd of demonstrators off the freeway. Sixty demonstrators were arrest on charges of unlawful assembly.
This is a wish for this bridge to be a bridge between time, between place, between class, between race, between “dirty” and clean, between every style and scene, between cultures and diversity, suburbs and inner-city… city of bridges, these rivers must be crossed… This quote is painted on the east end of a bridge that connects downtown Harrisburg and Lower Paxton area in The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Under this bridge lies a shadow of neglectment and sorrow. Harrisburg has become one of many cities in America to face bankruptcy. During this time more and more people face to loose their homes, businesses and freedoms. In this story, I bring you to a world where men have suffered traumatic pasts that has lead them to use a drug to escape them from reality.
North Dakota has been in the center of conversations surrounding a more energy efficient America. The state sits above a 200,000 square foot rock formation called “The Bakken”. In 2008, hydraulic fracking was introduced to the oil industries that created thousands of jobs for Americans. People from all over the country migrated to the remote lands of North Dakota, this caused a major over population issue for the small farm towns of Williston, Dickinson, Watford City and many more. Workers and the state were unprepared for the condition they would face in “The Bakken”.