Christopher Holmes - Fine Artist

Christopher Holmes

Eustis, FL - United States

 
 
 

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Christopher Holmes

Eustis, FL - United States

Christopher Holmes - Fine Artist

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October 25th, 2007

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About Christopher Holmes

First things first; All images presented here are copyrighted by the photographer, Christopher E. Holmes, and may not be used without written permission. Requests for written permission to use these images in situations other than what is provided here must be made to: Christopher@ocularperceptions.com.

What follows is an abbreviated biography. Visit my blog entry 'How I Got Here' for my extended biography.

How I Got Here
I first got my hands on a camera when I was 2 years old. It was a beautiful Kodak Brownie. This moment was recorded by my grandfather who always carried at least three cameras. I didn't immediately start taking pictures but I did get into art. My first memorable works were in oil. My parent's oils to be exact and my first canvases were the screen door of the house and the side of the family car. Later I even added my own special touch to their paintings. That's when my parents decided I needed my own supplies. From then on I was always drawing or painting.

When I was 13 years old, Kodak came into my life again. The neighbor across the street had several boxes out on the curb which drew my attention. Upon inspection of the boxes and a short conversation with the homeowner, I became the proud new owner of a Kodak 35 Rangefinder with various attachments. I took my new toys home, loaded some film and proceeded to become addicted to photography. That Christmas my grandfather gave me everything I needed for my first darkroom. From that time on I was hooked.

I married my High School sweetheart in 1977. I worked a myriad of different jobs before I served 20 years and retired from the US Air Force. During this time we had 3 beautiful daughters who all got to be my models, willingly or not. Due to circumstances, I had to pack my cameras and darkroom away for awhile.

At the end of February 2007 I finally bought a Sony A100 DSLR with several lenses and the rest of the gadgets they could talk me into and started back into the world of visual exploration. By mid June 2007 I had over 7,000 images. Many of which were nothing more than painful lessons. To say I was rusty would be a polite way to put it. I had to re-learn many of the skills I used to perform naturally and there are still more to remember.

I have upgraded several times since that initial purchase, both hardware and software as well as improved my skills with lots of practice. Not as much practice as Id like but Im working on that issue. As far as the images on display here, you'll notice quickly enough that I don't limit my vision to any specific style, target or environment. If it gets in front of my lens and I like it, it's mine. With more time and experience I may settle into a style and/or specialty but, until then Im going to keep having fun exploring the possibilities available. I hope you enjoy my work and please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss any of the images presented here.

Thank you,

Christopher Holmes


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Flowers

This is a collection of my flower images.

Christopher Holmes - Faded Long Stems - BW

Faded Long Stems - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Faded Long Stems

Faded Long Stems

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Christopher Holmes - Faded Memories

Faded Memories

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Christopher Holmes - Roses of Memories Past

Roses of Memories Past

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Christopher Holmes - Roses of Memories Past - BW

Roses of Memories Past - BW

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Christopher Holmes - White Plumeria

White Plumeria

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Christopher Holmes - White Plumeria - BW

White Plumeria - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Fallen Orchid

Fallen Orchid

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Christopher Holmes - Mexican Petunia Aglow

Mexican Petunia Aglow

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Christopher Holmes - Morning Glory - BW

Morning Glory - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Morning Glory

Morning Glory

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Christopher Holmes - Daisy

Daisy

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Christopher Holmes - Daisy - BW

Daisy - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Pretty Poinsettias

Pretty Poinsettias

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Christopher Holmes - Droplets On Red

Droplets On Red

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Christopher Holmes - Purple Passion II

Purple Passion II

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Christopher Holmes - Purple Passion

Purple Passion

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Christopher Holmes - Bejeweled Twins - BW

Bejeweled Twins - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Bejeweled Twins

Bejeweled Twins

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Christopher Holmes - Love Story Lily

Love Story Lily

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Christopher Holmes - Blooming Butterfly

Blooming Butterfly

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Christopher Holmes - Rain Sprinkled

Rain Sprinkled

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Christopher Holmes - White Petals

White Petals

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Christopher Holmes - A Little Fire

A Little Fire

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Christopher Holmes - Trio In Purple

Trio In Purple

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Christopher Holmes - Red Bromiliad

Red Bromiliad

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Christopher Holmes - Purple Passion

Purple Passion

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Christopher Holmes - Magnolia Passing

Magnolia Passing

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Christopher Holmes - Red Rose

Red Rose

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Christopher Holmes - Purple Queen

Purple Queen

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Christopher Holmes - A Prickly Bed

A Prickly Bed

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Christopher Holmes - Christmas Velvet

Christmas Velvet

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Christopher Holmes - Droplets On Pink

Droplets On Pink

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Christopher Holmes - Yellow Four O-Clock

Yellow Four O-Clock

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Christopher Holmes - Rain Dropped Bell

Rain Dropped Bell

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Christopher Holmes - Closed To Rain

Closed To Rain

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Christopher Holmes - Five Fuzzy Balls

Five Fuzzy Balls

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Christopher Holmes - Pink And Gold

Pink And Gold

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Christopher Holmes - Pin Wheel

Pin Wheel

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Christopher Holmes - Two Crowns

Two Crowns

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Christopher Holmes - Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom

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Christopher Holmes - Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

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Christopher Holmes - Yellow Lily

Yellow Lily

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Christopher Holmes - Lily White - BW

Lily White - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Twisting Folds

Twisting Folds

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Christopher Holmes - Red and Yellow

Red and Yellow

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Christopher Holmes - Cluster of Red

Cluster of Red

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Christopher Holmes - Orange Bloom

Orange Bloom

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Christopher Holmes - Droplets On Pink

Droplets On Pink

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Christopher Holmes - Rose Of Iron

Rose Of Iron

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