Chris E. King
Chris E. King's photographic journey started in the early 1970s using a 110 Agfamatic camera. Over the years, Chris’s dedication to image-making has transformed a childhood hobby into a long-term practice. Today it is rare to see Chris without his precious Leica, quietly framing and re-framing the world through his viewfinder. Upon joining a London-based photography collective in 2010, Chris expanded his personal practice from taking pictures to printing and exhibiting, opening private worlds to the public. Crossing over from commercial to personal work, various series coalesced and were exhibited as limited-edition prints, often large in scale and impressive in technical virtuosity. Subsequent shows and art fairs in London, the USA and Mexico ultimately lead to the bodies of work presented in this publication, notably No Opportunity for Regret, A Brit’s South and Still | Inside, documenting road trips and domestic life. In 2015, Chris was awarded the Big Sky Experience Award with the National Open Art Competition in the UK. This was swiftly followed with the best photograph award at the 2016 National Open Competition. Today, King’s photography is held in the prestigious photography collection of Michael Naylor, a sponsor of National Open Art through the Chichester Art trust, in addition to private collections throughout the UK and the USA. King lives in Lewes, England with his American fiancée Susan.