Photographer – Chris Page

Chris Page Photographer

Discover Photographic Art by Photographer Chris Page.

The Beginnings

It all started when I came into the world in 1957 on a council estate in Dartford, Kent UK. Born as a twin to a Mother & Father with a brave new modern world mind set where their children should strive forward, explore and discover.

My Father had unlimited artistic talents and he encouraged me from a very young age to develop mine in every creative medium available at the time. In addition, there was another influence coming through, my Uncle. He had taken up amateur photography, including his own developing & printing. This intrigued me as I watched the magic of images appear in the red light of his darkroom.

From Russia with Love

At the age of twelve I was gifted my first camera, a Russian Cosmos 35mm rangefinder. At this time I only shot in black and white as I could not afford the colour film processing.  I learnt to develop my own film,  and creating prints from make-do darkrooms in various household cupboards. By sixteen I had got my first SLR, another Russian camera with the much-loved Zenith E.

Around this time colour photography then started to become more affordable with the use of 35mm Transparency film. As you can imagine this resulted in the inevitable family slide show!

Moving On

In 1973 I went to Design College studying Three-Dimensional Design. However, I spent many an hour in the college photographic darkrooms creating large sized prints. This was something I could not do from my small home cupboard darkroom.  At college I really grew my love of the printed photographic image which has never gone away.

Although my career path led me into a professional life of Design & Architecture, photography was never that far away.  It would always seem to creep into my work as well as being there for pleasure.

Fast forward and the start of the Digital Revolution, with a completely new approach as to how images could be created.  I could not wait to embrace this exciting change in photography. The chance to put into play the creative editing skills I had gained from my Design background. However, I held back, waiting for a maturity in the technology to arrive. I wanted my photographs to be fully printed as hung Artwork rather than just being low res screen images.

And Now

That time finally came.  With a high-resolution full image sensor camera like my Nikon 810 and 850, it’s now out of the Darkroom and in with a computer Lightroom!  When capturing shots, I always have in the back of my mind the possibilities of next stage in the process of taking the camera image and translating this into a printable piece of Photographic Art.  Although I am now using modern techniques, somewhere in the background the red light is still on and the magic is still waiting to appear.

I now dedicate my time and energies as a Photographer and creating Photographic Art.  Additionally, developing OPENPAGE for not only my work but for other like-minded photographers to share their passion.

Subliminal Message by Chris Page

Subliminal Message by Chris Page

You can also find Chris Page at: www.openstudio.photography

Photographs by Chris Page

  • Beach Life – Canvas Wall Art

  • Beach Life – Digital Image

  • Beach Life – Premium Art Prints

  • Beach Life – Premium Framed Art Prints

  • Ben More – Digital Image

  • Ben More – Triple Framed Print Set

  • Ben More Mull – Collectors Framed Print: Limited Edition

  • Ben More Mull – Collectors Print: Limited Edition

  • Black Cuillin Mountains – Digital Image

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