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 - Rocky Falls - BW
 

Rocky Falls - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Canyon Corner - BW
 

Canyon Corner - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rushing Stream - BW
 

Rushing Stream - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Secluded Falls - BW
 

Secluded Falls - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Spewing - BW
 

Spewing - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Heavy Suspension BW
 

Heavy Suspension BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Constant Drip - BW
 

Constant Drip - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rockin
 

Rockin' Andrew by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Smile On The Shoulder - BW
 

A Smile On The Shoulder - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Off The Ice - BW
 

Off The Ice - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tangled Baubles - BW
 

Tangled Baubles - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - In the Eyes
 

In the Eyes by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Tendril Coil - BW
 

A Tendril Coil - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Faded Long Stems - BW
 

Faded Long Stems - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Roses of Memories Past - BW
 

Roses of Memories Past - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Here Fishy Fishy - BW
 

Here Fishy Fishy - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tied to the Shore - BW
 

Tied to the Shore - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Islands in the Bay - BW
 

Islands in the Bay - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Crusty - BW
 

Crusty - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Into the Clouds - BW
 

Into the Clouds - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - View Through the Crack - BW
 

View Through the Crack - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Boulder Under Cover - BW
 

Boulder Under Cover - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Okinawa Coast - BW
 

Okinawa Coast - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20090627_DSC02259-2
 

20090627_DSC02259-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Taiki
 

Taiki by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Morning Glory - BW
 

Morning Glory - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Daisy - BW
 

Daisy - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Chimneys - BW
 

Chimneys - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Staff Only - BW
 

Staff Only - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Nutcracker - BW
 

Nutcracker - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Snowman in the WIndow - BW
 

Snowman in the WIndow - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Zenfandel - BW
 

Zenfandel - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Spare Parts - BW
 

Spare Parts - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Alley - BW
 

Alley - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Old Glory Reflected - BW
 

Old Glory Reflected - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Wintry Moutain
 

Wintry Moutain by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Leaves - BW
 

Leaves - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Christmas Grillwork - BW
 

Christmas Grillwork - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rail Support -BW
 

Rail Support -BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tools
 

Tools by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20130929-DSC02233-2
 

20130929-DSC02233-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Antique Keyboard - BW
 

Antique Keyboard - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes -  20130919_DSC01983-2
 

20130919_DSC01983-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Happy Leaf - BW
 

Happy Leaf - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rocky Coast BW
 

Rocky Coast BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Weather Reflected - BW
 

Weather Reflected - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Weathered - BW
 

Weathered - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Chrome Wings - BW
 

Chrome Wings - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - X Marks the Drink
 

X Marks the Drink by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mercedes 544k Grille - BW
 

Mercedes 544k Grille - BW by Christopher Holmes

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