Hi Chris! Tell us about yourself in two sentences - who are you?
I am a creative director and I currently work for an advertising agency in Shanghai, China. Photography and film are both part of my job and my personal life.
QWhat's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photograph?
AI was recently in Guiyang, China. This is a major city but it’s away from the coasts, where most Westerners are. At some point I came by an elementary school where a single teacher was doing morning gymnastics with roughly 200 children. One of them noticed me and the next thing I remember was a horde of little heads racing towards me, screaming greetings at the top of their lungs. If you ever want to know what it must be like to be a major celebrity, go to rural China. You’ll either love the stares, questions, requests for pictures, being touched and laughed at or you’ll hate it like Sean Penn hates photographers. And there are a lot of weird things you can photograph in China.
QWhat do you shoot on? What's your favourite set up?
QWhat's your number one tip for an aspiring photographer?
AAll that gear I just mentioned … it doesn’t matter. You don’t need it, I don’t need it. What matters is curiosity and having an opinion. Go outside, go travel, go make some memories. No discoveries have ever been made on a couch.