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 - Shell
 

Shell by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rustic Jewelry
 

Rustic Jewelry by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Shelved-15
 

Shelved-15 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - In Vane
 

In Vane by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Beached Feather
 

Beached Feather by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Leaf in Grit
 

Leaf in Grit by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Twisted Tension
 

Twisted Tension by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Old Steel
 

Old Steel by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Cherubs
 

Cherubs by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Pumpkin Top
 

Pumpkin Top by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Off The Ice - BW
 

Off The Ice - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Off The Ice
 

Off The Ice by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Retired Knobs
 

Retired Knobs by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Persistent Glow
 

Persistent Glow by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Persistent Glow
 

Persistent Glow by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - From the Rust
 

From the Rust by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Bunny
 

Bunny by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Crusty - BW
 

Crusty - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Crusty
 

Crusty by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Little Birdhouse
 

Little Birdhouse by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rustic Birdhouse
 

Rustic Birdhouse by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rustic Birdhouse - BW
 

Rustic Birdhouse - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Zenfandel - BW
 

Zenfandel - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Zenfandel
 

Zenfandel by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Glass Knobs - BW
 

Glass Knobs - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Glass Knobs
 

Glass Knobs by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Spare Parts - BW
 

Spare Parts - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Spare Parts
 

Spare Parts by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tools
 

Tools by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Lonely Alley
 

Lonely Alley by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Antique Keyboard - BW
 

Antique Keyboard - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes -  Antique Keyboard
 

Antique Keyboard by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Happy Leaf - BW
 

Happy Leaf - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Happy Leaf
 

Happy Leaf by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Weathered - BW
 

Weathered - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Weathered
 

Weathered by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - X Marks the Drink
 

X Marks the Drink by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - X Marks the Drink
 

X Marks the Drink by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Flintlock
 

Flintlock by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Boots Up - BW
 

Boots Up - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Boots Up
 

Boots Up by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - No Wake
 

No Wake by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Power Nap
 

Power Nap by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Power Nap - BW
 

Power Nap - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Power Nap - 2
 

Power Nap - 2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Knock Knock - BW
 

Knock Knock - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Knock Knock
 

Knock Knock by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tiger
 

Tiger by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Smile and Frown
 

Smile and Frown by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tiger - BW
 

Tiger - BW by Christopher Holmes

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