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 - Into the Clouds - BW
 

Into the Clouds - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Into the Clouds
 

Into the Clouds by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - White Plumeria
 

White Plumeria by Christopher Holmes

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White Plumeria - BW by Christopher Holmes

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Fallen Orchid by Christopher Holmes

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Rocky Coast BW by Christopher Holmes

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A Beautiful Day Over Hilo Bay by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ghostly Roots
 

Ghostly Roots by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ghostly Roots - BW
 

Ghostly Roots - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Hilo View
 

A Hilo View by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Orchid
 

Orchid by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tide Coming In
 

Tide Coming In by Christopher Holmes

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Rocky Coast by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Awaiting the Rain
 

Awaiting the Rain by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Kahili Ginger
 

Kahili Ginger by Christopher Holmes

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Knotted by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Blue Turmoil
 

Blue Turmoil by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Saddle Road Sunset
 

Saddle Road Sunset by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Wildflower
 

Wildflower by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Like a Candle
 

Like a Candle by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Green Ribs
 

Green Ribs by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Heliconia Detail
 

Heliconia Detail by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Hanging Lobster Claws
 

Hanging Lobster Claws by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Slender Beauty
 

Slender Beauty by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Orchid II
 

Orchid II by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Little Pinks
 

Little Pinks by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - All Ears
 

All Ears by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Coiled Blossom
 

Coiled Blossom by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Pink Spearhead
 

Pink Spearhead by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Kress Building Detail
 

Kress Building Detail by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mauna Loa
 

Mauna Loa by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Moss
 

Moss by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Bejeweled Leaf
 

Bejeweled Leaf by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rain Refreshed
 

Rain Refreshed by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Little Falls
 

Little Falls by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Banana Blossom
 

Banana Blossom by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Akaka Falls
 

Akaka Falls by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Rainbow Falls
 

Rainbow Falls by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Solitude In Hilo Bay
 

Solitude In Hilo Bay by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Over The Wall
 

Over The Wall by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Kamehameha the Great
 

Kamehameha the Great by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Against The Rocks
 

Against The Rocks by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Horned Blossom
 

Horned Blossom by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Red in the Forest
 

Red in the Forest by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Spread Thy Seed
 

Spread Thy Seed by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Solitary Stand
 

Solitary Stand by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Hard Existence - Sepia
 

A Hard Existence - Sepia by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Hard Existence
 

A Hard Existence by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Storm Moving In - Sepia
 

Storm Moving In - Sepia by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Storm Moving In
 

Storm Moving In by Christopher Holmes

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