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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Christopher Holmes - St. Nicholas
 

St. Nicholas by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Santa Motoring
 

Santa Motoring by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Santa Motoring - Merry Christmas
 

Santa Motoring - Merry Christmas by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Snowman in the Window
 

Snowman in the Window by Christopher Holmes

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20131213-DSC06135 by Christopher Holmes

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Nutcracker - BW by Christopher Holmes

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Snowman in the WIndow - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Pretty Poinsettias
 

Pretty Poinsettias by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Droplets On Red
 

Droplets On Red by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Santa Claus - BW
 

Santa Claus - BW by Christopher Holmes

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20121130_DSC01607 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christmas Ornaments II
 

Christmas Ornaments II by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Elf On Shelf
 

Elf On Shelf by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - One Of A Kind
 

One Of A Kind by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Flight Of Christmas Fancy
 

Flight Of Christmas Fancy by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christmas Butterfly
 

Christmas Butterfly by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Snowflake Ornament
 

Snowflake Ornament by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Three Atop The Hill
 

Three Atop The Hill by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Santa And Sleigh
 

Santa And Sleigh by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Waiting For Santa
 

Waiting For Santa by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christmas Snowman On Rails
 

Christmas Snowman On Rails by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Santa Claus
 

Santa Claus by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - The Wreath
 

The Wreath by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christmas Grillwork
 

Christmas Grillwork by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Packed For Christmas
 

Packed For Christmas by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christmas Ornaments
 

Christmas Ornaments by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Snowman On The Roof
 

Snowman On The Roof by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christmas Velvet
 

Christmas Velvet by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tailgate Christmas
 

Tailgate Christmas by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Warm Hearth
 

A Warm Hearth by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Fireworks
 

Fireworks by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Three Ghosts
 

Three Ghosts by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Head In Hand
 

A Head In Hand by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ghostly Cousins
 

Ghostly Cousins by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Witchy
 

Witchy by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ghoulie
 

Ghoulie by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Jack-O-Lantern
 

Jack-O-Lantern by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Fireworks III
 

Fireworks III by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Fireworks II
 

Fireworks II by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Santa Clause Arrives
 

Santa Clause Arrives by Christopher Holmes

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