Chris Howeth, US Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement Christopher is trained in Aerospace Technologies and has travelled the world for the past 11 years on job related assignments. An interest in photography grew out of his travels to new and exciting places. This newfound interest in photography has grown into a passion for the art of photography. Over the past 5 years Christopher has become a self-taught photographer whose hobby has turned into a growing business. He primarily shoots digital photographs to market through stock photography agencies as rights-managed and royalty free images. He continues to produce beautiful and inspiring images for his collection of stock photography. His images are constantly being sold worldwide for commercial and editorial uses as well as wining photography contests. Christopher’s interest in photography has taken many paths from photographing landscapes, architecture, macros in nature and product shots for commercial advertisements. Currently he has focused primarily on producing fine art photographs of flowers.
Christopher shoots with Nikon digital cameras along with the use of filters and lighting equipment to enhance the beauty of his subjects.
Photography is one of the great passions in my life. Through my photography I seek to document and share my personal experiences, to capture a finite moment in time as I see it and to share with others the often-unseen beauty within our surroundings. As a photographer, my desire is for others to be moved and inspired by my images. One of the most enjoyable and inspiring subjects for me to photograph are flowers and more specifically the tulip. Tulips because of its simplicity, elegance, and variety of colours have always captivated me. Along with its physical beauty comes an intriguing and rich history. From its original roots in Turkey, the tulip has blossomed into virtually every culture of the world and has become one of the most recognizable and loved flowers ever. I feel it’s an honor to document one of natures beautiful creations through my passion for photography and to be able to share this with others. As other photographers and artists have inspired me, I wish my works of art will inspire you also.
“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” -Andre Gide / French critic, essayist, & novelist (1869-1951)
“Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.” -Cicero / Roman author, orator, & politician (106 BC – 43BC)
“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson / US essayist & poet (1803 – 1882)