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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Christopher Holmes - Into the Clouds - BW

Into the Clouds - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Into the Clouds

Into the Clouds

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Christopher Holmes - White Plumeria

White Plumeria

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Christopher Holmes - White Plumeria - BW

White Plumeria - BW

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Christopher Holmes - Fallen Orchid

Fallen Orchid

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Rocky Coast BW

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Christopher Holmes - Ghostly Roots

Ghostly Roots

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Ghostly Roots - BW

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Christopher Holmes - A Hilo View

A Hilo View

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Christopher Holmes - Orchid

Orchid

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Christopher Holmes - Tide Coming In

Tide Coming In

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Christopher Holmes - Rocky Coast

Rocky Coast

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Christopher Holmes - Awaiting the Rain

Awaiting the Rain

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Christopher Holmes - Kahili Ginger

Kahili Ginger

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Christopher Holmes - Knotted

Knotted

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Christopher Holmes - Blue Turmoil

Blue Turmoil

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Christopher Holmes - Saddle Road Sunset

Saddle Road Sunset

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Christopher Holmes - Wildflower

Wildflower

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Christopher Holmes - Like a Candle

Like a Candle

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Christopher Holmes - Green Ribs

Green Ribs

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Christopher Holmes - Heliconia Detail

Heliconia Detail

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Christopher Holmes - Hanging Lobster Claws

Hanging Lobster Claws

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Christopher Holmes - Slender Beauty

Slender Beauty

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Christopher Holmes - Orchid II

Orchid II

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Christopher Holmes - Little Pinks

Little Pinks

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Christopher Holmes - All Ears

All Ears

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Christopher Holmes - Coiled Blossom

Coiled Blossom

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Christopher Holmes - Pink Spearhead

Pink Spearhead

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Christopher Holmes - Kress Building Detail

Kress Building Detail

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Christopher Holmes - Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa

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Christopher Holmes - Moss

Moss

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Christopher Holmes - Bejeweled Leaf

Bejeweled Leaf

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Christopher Holmes - Rain Refreshed

Rain Refreshed

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Christopher Holmes - Little Falls

Little Falls

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Christopher Holmes - Banana Blossom

Banana Blossom

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Christopher Holmes - Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls

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Christopher Holmes - Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

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Christopher Holmes - Solitude In Hilo Bay

Solitude In Hilo Bay

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Christopher Holmes - Over The Wall

Over The Wall

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Christopher Holmes - Kamehameha the Great

Kamehameha the Great

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Christopher Holmes - Against The Rocks

Against The Rocks

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Christopher Holmes - Horned Blossom

Horned Blossom

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Christopher Holmes - Red in the Forest

Red in the Forest

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Christopher Holmes - Spread Thy Seed

Spread Thy Seed

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Christopher Holmes - Solitary Stand

Solitary Stand

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Christopher Holmes - A Hard Existence - Sepia

A Hard Existence - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - A Hard Existence

A Hard Existence

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Christopher Holmes - Storm Moving In - Sepia

Storm Moving In - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Storm Moving In

Storm Moving In

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Christopher Holmes - Flowing wood

Flowing wood

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Christopher Holmes - Heliconia

Heliconia

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Christopher Holmes - Rocks Nestling

Rocks Nestling

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Christopher Holmes - Water Sculpted

Water Sculpted

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Christopher Holmes - Rainbow Falls 2 - Sepia

Rainbow Falls 2 - Sepia

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Christopher Holmes - Rainbow Falls 2

Rainbow Falls 2

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Christopher Holmes - Clashing Nature

Clashing Nature

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Christopher Holmes - Little Cove On Hawaii

Little Cove On Hawaii'

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Christopher Holmes - The Merrie Monarch

The Merrie Monarch

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