Chris spent his early years splashing around in his father’s photo studio darkroom, delivering papers, shooting stills for the local newspaper, and racing motorcycles.

After college, Chris worked a number of years on staff at one of Buffalo’s premier commercial photo studios, then embarked upon a freelance career moving on to work in Los Angeles for a time and then with B-HIVE Productions where he helped produce regional and national TV commercials. His experience comes from not only working with industry pros from all over the country, but also from his 20+ years as an award winning commercial photographer.

To date, Chris has served as Director of Photography on 9 feature length films and numerous short films including the Telly Award winning Tiny Magic, which was accepted into the prestigious Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival.

His commercial work consistently receives Addy and Telly awards and he’s known for his lighting ability as well as a willingness to always go the extra mile.

Chris is most happy when he has a camera in his hands and has a good story to tell.