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 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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Wendy J St Christopher - Be Steel My Heart

Be Steel My Heart

by Wendy J St Christopher was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 12/27/2013

Wendy J St Christopher - Time Well Spent - Medina Lake

Time Well Spent - Medina...

by Wendy J St Christopher was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 12/27/2013

Marilyn Atwell - Modern Rose

Modern Rose

by Marilyn Atwell was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 08/24/2012

Steven Milner - No Parking Anytime - Urban Life Signs

No Parking Anytime -...

by Steven Milner was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 08/10/2012

Marilyn Atwell - Desert Rose

Desert Rose

by Marilyn Atwell was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 05/22/2012

Brian Kesinger - Valentine

Valentine

by Brian Kesinger was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 03/23/2012

Perry Webster - Fern Life

Fern Life

by Perry Webster was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 03/13/2012

Juergen Roth - Red Boat

Red Boat

by Juergen Roth was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 03/13/2012

Sandra Bronstein - Past Its Time

Past Its Time

by Sandra Bronstein was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 03/13/2012

Linda Galok - The Colors of Freedom

The Colors of Freedom

by Linda Galok was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 10/06/2011

Bob Christopher - Tree Frog 16

Tree Frog 16

by Bob Christopher was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 08/15/2011

Bob Christopher - Timeless Death Valley

Timeless Death Valley

by Bob Christopher was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 08/15/2011

Dean Bertoncelj - Bald eagle in flight

Bald eagle in flight

by Dean Bertoncelj was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 07/17/2011

Doug Kreuger - Crimson Canopy

Crimson Canopy

by Doug Kreuger was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 05/07/2011

Zeana Romanovna - Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship

by Zeana Romanovna was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 04/25/2011

Adele Moscaritolo - Slow Ride

Slow Ride

by Adele Moscaritolo was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 04/02/2011

Linda Apple - Lazy Days - surreal fantasy

Lazy Days - surreal...

by Linda Apple was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 03/30/2011

Bonnie Haversat - The Visitor

The Visitor

by Bonnie Haversat was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 01/30/2011

Paul W Sharpe Aka Wizard of Wonders - This is our World - No.1 - Forest Floor Morning Mist BW

This is our World - No.1...

by Paul W Sharpe Aka Wizard of Wonders was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 01/12/2011

Helen Carson - Ice Wall

Ice Wall

by Helen Carson was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 01/03/2011

Anne-Elizabeth Whiteway - Face the Rain Apama Sen

Face the Rain Apama Sen

by Anne-Elizabeth Whiteway was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 12/28/2010

James Marvin Phelps - Volatile  Gorge

Volatile Gorge

by James Marvin Phelps was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 12/21/2010

John Bradford - Undescriable colors

Undescriable colors

by John Bradford was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 12/19/2010

Sharon Mau - A Return to Love

A Return to Love

by Sharon Mau was favorited by Christopher Holmes on 12/18/2010