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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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 fountains and sculptures that have attracted my attention.

Christopher Holmes - Spewing - BW
 

Spewing - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - On Watch
 

On Watch by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Smiles
 

Smiles by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Constant Drip - BW
 

Constant Drip - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Constant Drip
 

Constant Drip by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Hold It Together
 

Hold It Together by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Heavy Water
 

Heavy Water by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Andrew Jackson
 

Andrew Jackson's Horse by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Andrew Jackson
 

Andrew Jackson by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Stress of Korean War
 

Stress of Korean War by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Smile On The Shoulder - BW
 

A Smile On The Shoulder - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Smile On The Shoulder
 

A Smile On The Shoulder by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - In the Eyes
 

In the Eyes by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - In the Eyes
 

In the Eyes by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Bunny
 

Bunny by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Taiki
 

Taiki by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Taiki
 

Taiki by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - No Wake - BW
 

No Wake - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - No Wake
 

No Wake by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Joan Of Arc - BW
 

Joan Of Arc - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Joan Of Arc
 

Joan Of Arc by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Egret Under Stormy Skies
 

Egret Under Stormy Skies by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Steel  Egret At Night
 

Steel Egret At Night by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Contemplation
 

Contemplation by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mental Seclusion
 

Mental Seclusion by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Keep Going...For Them
 

Keep Going...For Them by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Evening Inspiration
 

Evening Inspiration by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Framed With Blossoms
 

Framed With Blossoms by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - James Smithson
 

James Smithson by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - In The Mud
 

In The Mud by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Abraham Lincoln
 

Abraham Lincoln by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Lincoln
 

Lincoln's Left Hand by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Lincoln
 

Lincoln's Left Hand B-W by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - WWII Radioman
 

WWII Radioman by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Norborne Berkeley - Baron de Botetourt
 

Norborne Berkeley - Baron de Botetourt by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Stone Siblings
 

Stone Siblings by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Garden Fairy
 

Garden Fairy by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Garden Fairy - BW
 

Garden Fairy - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Garden Fairy - Sepia
 

Garden Fairy - Sepia by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Wink And A Smile
 

A Wink And A Smile by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Merrie Monarch
 

The Merrie Monarch by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Kamehameha the Great
 

Kamehameha the Great by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Twisted Fish
 

Twisted Fish by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Twisted Fish - BW
 

Twisted Fish - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Stainless Abstract
 

Stainless Abstract by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Stainless Abstract II
 

Stainless Abstract II by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Stainless Abstract III
 

Stainless Abstract III by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Hand And Robe
 

Hand And Robe by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mythical Beauty
 

Mythical Beauty by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mythical Beauty - BW
 

Mythical Beauty - BW by Christopher Holmes

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