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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A collection of images I find rather interesting that don't fit in any of my current galleries.

Christopher Holmes - Cherubs

Cherubs

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Christopher Holmes - Pumpkin Top

Pumpkin Top

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Christopher Holmes - Off The Ice - BW

Off The Ice - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Off The Ice

Off The Ice

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Retired Knobs

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Christopher Holmes - Persistent Glow

Persistent Glow

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Christopher Holmes - Persistent Glow

Persistent Glow

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Christopher Holmes - From the Rust

From the Rust

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Christopher Holmes - Bunny

Bunny

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Christopher Holmes - Crusty - BW

Crusty - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Crusty

Crusty

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Christopher Holmes - Little Birdhouse

Little Birdhouse

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Christopher Holmes - Rustic Birdhouse

Rustic Birdhouse

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Christopher Holmes - Rustic Birdhouse - BW

Rustic Birdhouse - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Zenfandel - BW

Zenfandel - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Zenfandel

Zenfandel

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Christopher Holmes - Glass Knobs - BW

Glass Knobs - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Glass Knobs

Glass Knobs

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Christopher Holmes - Spare Parts - BW

Spare Parts - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Spare Parts

Spare Parts

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Christopher Holmes - Tools

Tools

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Christopher Holmes - Lonely Alley

Lonely Alley

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Christopher Holmes - Antique Keyboard - Sepia

Antique Keyboard - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Antique Keyboard - BW

Antique Keyboard - BW

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Christopher Holmes -  Antique Keyboard

Antique Keyboard

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Christopher Holmes - Happy Leaf - BW

Happy Leaf - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Happy Leaf

Happy Leaf

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Christopher Holmes - Weathered - BW

Weathered - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Weathered

Weathered

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Christopher Holmes - X Marks the Drink

X Marks the Drink

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Christopher Holmes - X Marks the Drink

X Marks the Drink

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Christopher Holmes - Flintlock

Flintlock

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Christopher Holmes - Boots Up - BW

Boots Up - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Boots Up

Boots Up

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Christopher Holmes - No Wake

No Wake

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Christopher Holmes - Power Nap

Power Nap

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Christopher Holmes - Power Nap - BW

Power Nap - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Power Nap - 2

Power Nap - 2

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Christopher Holmes - Knock Knock - BW

Knock Knock - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Knock Knock

Knock Knock

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Christopher Holmes - Tiger

Tiger

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Christopher Holmes - Smile and Frown

Smile and Frown

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Christopher Holmes - Tiger - BW

Tiger - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horse Two - BW

Carousel Horse Two - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horse Two

Carousel Horse Two

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horse - BW

Carousel Horse - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horse

Carousel Horse

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Christopher Holmes - Carousel Horses

Carousel Horses

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Christopher Holmes - 20130111_DSC6992

20130111_DSC6992

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Christopher Holmes - Rocker Row

Rocker Row

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