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 Iíd like but Iím 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 Iím 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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Crusty - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Orange Blossom Cannonball

Orange Blossom Cannonball

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Christopher Holmes - Christmas Grillwork - BW

Christmas Grillwork - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Rail Support -BW

Rail Support -BW

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Christopher Holmes - Rail Support

Rail Support

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Christopher Holmes - Coming Round The Bend

Coming Round The Bend

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Christopher Holmes - Chrome Wings - BW

Chrome Wings - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Chrome Wings

Chrome Wings

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Christopher Holmes - Rolling on Pink

Rolling on Pink

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Christopher Holmes - Mercedes 544k Grille - BW

Mercedes 544k Grille - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Mercedes 544K Grille

Mercedes 544K Grille

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Christopher Holmes - A Home on the Water

A Home on the Water

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Christopher Holmes - Pretty In Red

Pretty In Red

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Christopher Holmes - Street Red - BW

Street Red - BW

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Christopher Holmes - 8 in Chrome - BW

8 in Chrome - BW

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Christopher Holmes - 8 in Chrome

8 in Chrome

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Christopher Holmes - Street Red

Street Red

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Christopher Holmes - Ford Roadster

Ford Roadster

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'49 Ford Two Door Sedan

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Christopher Holmes - Old Chevy

Old Chevy

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Christopher Holmes - Wings

Wings

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Christopher Holmes - All Ashore

All Ashore

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Christopher Holmes - Christmas Snowman On Rails

Christmas Snowman On Rails

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Christopher Holmes - Pretty In Red - BW

Pretty In Red - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Flamin

Flamin' Willys

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Christopher Holmes - Flamin

Flamin' Willis - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Rusty Warrior

Rusty Warrior

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Christopher Holmes - All But The Kitchen Sink

All But The Kitchen Sink

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Christopher Holmes - Old Springs

Old Springs

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Christopher Holmes - The Tug F.D. Russell

The Tug F.D. Russell

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Christopher Holmes - MSC Poesia

MSC Poesia

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Christopher Holmes - 1931 Cadillac V12

1931 Cadillac V12

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Christopher Holmes - Philippine Jeeps

Philippine Jeeps

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Christopher Holmes - Home On Wheels

Home On Wheels

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Christopher Holmes - Home On Wheels - BW

Home On Wheels - BW

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Christopher Holmes - The Winter of Existence

The Winter of Existence

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Christopher Holmes - Hi-Land  -BW

Hi-Land -BW

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Christopher Holmes - Ropes

Ropes

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Christopher Holmes - Christmas Grillwork

Christmas Grillwork

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Christopher Holmes - Packed For Christmas

Packed For Christmas

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Christopher Holmes - New York Central

New York Central

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Christopher Holmes - Engine No. 4

Engine No. 4

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Christopher Holmes - E-2 Hawkeye

E-2 Hawkeye

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Christopher Holmes - Red Hatch

Red Hatch

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Christopher Holmes - Wooden Spokes

Wooden Spokes

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Christopher Holmes - Pair Of Cranes

Pair Of Cranes

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Christopher Holmes - A Little Wear

A Little Wear

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Christopher Holmes - Hi-Land

Hi-Land

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Christopher Holmes - Ital Milione - Sepia

Ital Milione - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Ital Milione

Ital Milione

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Christopher Holmes - A Little Wear - Sepia

A Little Wear - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Old Wagon Wheel

Old Wagon Wheel

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Christopher Holmes - Red Wheel

Red Wheel

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Christopher Holmes - Identity Crisis II

Identity Crisis II

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Christopher Holmes - Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

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Christopher Holmes - Neatly Tied

Neatly Tied

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Christopher Holmes - Peaked Rooster

Peaked Rooster

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Christopher Holmes - Tailgate Christmas

Tailgate Christmas

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Christopher Holmes - USS Wisconsin - Head-On

USS Wisconsin - Head-On

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Christopher Holmes - USS Wisconsin - Port-Side

USS Wisconsin - Port-Side

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Christopher Holmes - The Town Point

The Town Point

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Christopher Holmes - Y-Knot Heads Out

Y-Knot Heads Out

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Christopher Holmes - Secured Coils

Secured Coils

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Christopher Holmes - Six Pack of Sixteens

Six Pack of Sixteens

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Christopher Holmes - Tamaroa Zuni Berthed

Tamaroa Zuni Berthed

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Christopher Holmes - Anchor Stowed

Anchor Stowed

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Christopher Holmes - Grace From 1935

Grace From 1935

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Christopher Holmes - Suffering The Snow

Suffering The Snow

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Christopher Holmes - Lady Di

Lady Di

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Christopher Holmes - Sunset Deck

Sunset Deck

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Christopher Holmes - Harbor Sunset

Harbor Sunset

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Christopher Holmes - Beyond The Bend

Beyond The Bend

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