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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A collection of images from my visits to Utah.

Christopher Holmes - Wintry Moutain

Wintry Moutain

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Christopher Holmes - Golden Peak

Golden Peak

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Christopher Holmes - Mountain in Winter - BW

Mountain in Winter - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Mountain in Winter

Mountain in Winter

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Christopher Holmes - Icey Stream

Icey Stream

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Christopher Holmes - Red Rocks

Red Rocks

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Christopher Holmes - Winter Trunk

Winter Trunk

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Christopher Holmes - Winter Reflection

Winter Reflection

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Christopher Holmes - Icy Stillness

Icy Stillness

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Christopher Holmes - On The Rocks

On The Rocks

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Christopher Holmes - Monolith

Monolith

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Christopher Holmes - Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

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Christopher Holmes - Winter Stream

Winter Stream

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Christopher Holmes - Bronze Native

Bronze Native

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Christopher Holmes - Early Morning Zion

Early Morning Zion

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Christopher Holmes - Early Morining Zion B-W

Early Morining Zion B-W

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Christopher Holmes - Rippled Walls B-W

Rippled Walls B-W

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Christopher Holmes - A View In Zion

A View In Zion

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Christopher Holmes - Tree In Flowing Rock

Tree In Flowing Rock

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Christopher Holmes - Golden Crown Of Morning

Golden Crown Of Morning

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Christopher Holmes - A Barren Perch

A Barren Perch

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Christopher Holmes - A Barren Perch - Sepia

A Barren Perch - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Twisted Reach

Twisted Reach

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Christopher Holmes - Cacti On The Rocks

Cacti On The Rocks

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Christopher Holmes - Twisted Beauty - BW

Twisted Beauty - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Twisted Beauty

Twisted Beauty

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Christopher Holmes - Road Into Solitude

Road Into Solitude

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Christopher Holmes - Russell Home - BW

Russell Home - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Russell Home

Russell Home

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Christopher Holmes - Remnants Of A Struggle

Remnants Of A Struggle

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Christopher Holmes - Lofty Solitude - Sepia

Lofty Solitude - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Lofty Solitude

Lofty Solitude

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Christopher Holmes - John and Ellen Wood Home

John and Ellen Wood Home

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Christopher Holmes - Grafton Schoolhouse - BW

Grafton Schoolhouse - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Wintery Still Life

Wintery Still Life

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Christopher Holmes - Golden Stream

Golden Stream

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Christopher Holmes - Rocky Ridge

Rocky Ridge

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Christopher Holmes - Rippled Walls

Rippled Walls

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Christopher Holmes - Canyon Stream Winterized

Canyon Stream Winterized

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Christopher Holmes - Two Peaks - BW

Two Peaks - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Two Peaks

Two Peaks

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Christopher Holmes - Zion Canyon - BW

Zion Canyon - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Zion Canyon In Utah

Zion Canyon In Utah

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Christopher Holmes - Court Of The Patriarchs II

Court Of The Patriarchs II

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Christopher Holmes - Court Of The Patriarchs

Court Of The Patriarchs

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Christopher Holmes - Snow In The Canyons

Snow In The Canyons

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Christopher Holmes - Standing Regardless

Standing Regardless

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Christopher Holmes - Across The Canyon

Across The Canyon

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Christopher Holmes - Flat Top

Flat Top

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Christopher Holmes - Weathered Check

Weathered Check

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Christopher Holmes - Watery Portal

Watery Portal

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Christopher Holmes - Down Into The Canyon

Down Into The Canyon

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Christopher Holmes - Canyon View

Canyon View

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Christopher Holmes - View Along The Ridge

View Along The Ridge

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Christopher Holmes - All That Remains

All That Remains

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Christopher Holmes - Across The Path

Across The Path

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Christopher Holmes - Canyon View

Canyon View

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Christopher Holmes - To The Sky

To The Sky

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Christopher Holmes - Rocky Alcove

Rocky Alcove

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Christopher Holmes - Canyon Overlook

Canyon Overlook

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Christopher Holmes - Roots Gripping The Edge

Roots Gripping The Edge

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Christopher Holmes - Canyon Alcoves

Canyon Alcoves

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Christopher Holmes - Red In The Distance

Red In The Distance

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Christopher Holmes - Stones And Ice

Stones And Ice

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Christopher Holmes - Snow Stripes

Snow Stripes

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Christopher Holmes - Atop The Layers

Atop The Layers

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Christopher Holmes - Rocky Peak

Rocky Peak

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Christopher Holmes - Suffering The Snow

Suffering The Snow

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Christopher Holmes - Twisted Juniper

Twisted Juniper

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Christopher Holmes - Winter Morning In Zion

Winter Morning In Zion

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