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 my images related to boats and ships.

Christopher Holmes - Lady Di
 

Lady Di by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - USS Wisconsin - Port-Side
 

USS Wisconsin - Port-Side by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - USS Wisconsin - Head-On
 

USS Wisconsin - Head-On by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Pair Of Cranes
 

Pair Of Cranes by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Red Hatch
 

Red Hatch by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Full Steam Ahead
 

Full Steam Ahead by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - E-2 Hawkeye
 

E-2 Hawkeye by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Red Phone
 

Red Phone by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Solenoid Valves
 

Solenoid Valves by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ropes
 

Ropes by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Neatly Tied
 

Neatly Tied by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - On the Lake at Sunset
 

On the Lake at Sunset by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - All Ashore
 

All Ashore by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - All Ashore - BW
 

All Ashore - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Nassau Harbor Lighthouse
 

Nassau Harbor Lighthouse by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - MSC Poesia
 

MSC Poesia by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Town Point
 

The Town Point by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Y-Knot Heads Out
 

Y-Knot Heads Out by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - USS James E. Williams DDG-95
 

USS James E. Williams DDG-95 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Why Bother
 

Why Bother by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Red Shrimp Boat
 

Red Shrimp Boat by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rubber Bumpers
 

Rubber Bumpers by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Out To Dry
 

Out To Dry by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Rudder Of Many Colors
 

A Rudder Of Many Colors by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Intertwined
 

Intertwined by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Looped
 

Looped by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Anchor Stowed
 

Anchor Stowed by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tamaroa Zuni Berthed
 

Tamaroa Zuni Berthed by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Twin Fives
 

Twin Fives by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Six Pack of Sixteens
 

Six Pack of Sixteens by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Hatch Secured
 

Hatch Secured by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Secured Coils
 

Secured Coils by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Tug F.D. Russell
 

The Tug F.D. Russell by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Harbor Sunset
 

Harbor Sunset by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Sunset Deck
 

Sunset Deck by Christopher Holmes

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