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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Christopher Holmes - Leaf to the Right
 

Leaf to the Right by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Tendril Coil - BW
 

A Tendril Coil - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Tendril Coil
 

A Tendril Coil by Christopher Holmes

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Leaves - BW by Christopher Holmes

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Leaves by Christopher Holmes

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Florida Cyrpess by Christopher Holmes

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Cypress Roots - BW by Christopher Holmes

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Cypress Roots by Christopher Holmes

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20130421-DSC1973 by Christopher Holmes

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20130421-DSC1973-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Clinging Cypress
 

Clinging Cypress by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Green Leaves
 

Green Leaves by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Cypress Reflections
 

Cypress Reflections by Christopher Holmes

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Pointed Personality by Christopher Holmes

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Leaves by Christopher Holmes

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Dew Drenched by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Oak At The Beach
 

Oak At The Beach by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - White Petals
 

White Petals by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Grounded
 

Grounded by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Still Reaching Out
 

Still Reaching Out by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tree Top Dew Drop
 

Tree Top Dew Drop by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - All Together
 

All Together by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Old Cypress
 

Old Cypress by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Gray Cypress
 

Gray Cypress by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Floating Reeds
 

Floating Reeds by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Piece Of Luck
 

A Piece Of Luck by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Twisted Juniper
 

Twisted Juniper by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christmas Velvet
 

Christmas Velvet by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Naturally Florida
 

Naturally Florida by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Two Drops
 

Two Drops by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Flowering Weed
 

Flowering Weed by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Pin Wheel
 

Pin Wheel by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Bowing
 

Bowing by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Liquid Beads
 

Liquid Beads by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Purple Veins
 

Purple Veins by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Serrated
 

Serrated by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Raggedy Toadstool
 

Raggedy Toadstool by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Wild Grape Leaves
 

Wild Grape Leaves by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Vibrant Green
 

Vibrant Green by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Cypress Knees
 

Cypress Knees by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - To The Sky
 

To The Sky by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Across The Path
 

Across The Path by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Fading Gold
 

Fading Gold by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Patches
 

Patches by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Wading Across The Lake
 

Wading Across The Lake by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Roots
 

The Roots by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Roots - BW
 

The Roots - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Cypress Knees
 

Cypress Knees by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Translucent Green
 

Translucent Green by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Resting In The Crook
 

Resting In The Crook by Christopher Holmes

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