Chris began his photographic career over twenty years ago, studying commercial photography at Newcastle College, in his native North East of England.
After leaving college he threw himself in at the deep end and set himself up as a photographer covering all aspects of commercial work, starting out with small commissions for local business, as the years went by the work kept rolling in, so much so a studio was required, and a big one at that, over 3000 square foot of shooting space.
Alongside work Chris began to take a keen interest in cycling, just to get fit at first, eventually graduating to entering the odd sportive and taking part in some local races, at this point it hadn’t even occurred to him that the unthinkable would be possible, mixing business with pleasure.
A chance phone call from Cycling Weekly planted the seed, a change in career path could be possible, using his skills as a studio photographer Chris created editorial content for the magazine, just the odd job once in a while, always based in the North.
With a downturn in commercial work an opportunity was presented to pursue a dream and turn his hand to shooting action. A couple of seasons plying his trade around the UK scene garnered enough contacts to begin to contemplate a move into the big league, the cycling equivalent of the holy grail, World Tour racing.
With a lot of luck and being in the right place at the right time, this is where we are today.