Chris Bower of Be There Photography.com
603 557-4128 See more of Chris’ work at https://spark.adobe.com/page/m0gmdSG7Ow2ic/
House of Sand and Light Photo Print on Metal / Flush, Aluminum Frame Black 16H X 24W $325
Fractured Rocks #3. Photo Print on Metal Flush, Aluminum Frame Black 16H X 16W $250
Stairway to Heaven Photo Print on Metal Shadow Box Aluminum Frame Silver 20H X 16W $300
Seabrook Harbor Photo Print on Metal Flush, Aluminum Frame Silver. 12H X 48W Diptych $550
Venice Carnival Photo Print on Metal Flush, Aluminum Frame Black 12H X 18W $225
Himba Moon Photo Print on Metal Flush, Aluminum Frame Black 16W X 24H $300
Chris’ Artist Bio
I began my photographic journey in the early 1970’s with the purchase of my first SLR when my wife Jennifer and I moved to Richardson, Texas after graduating from the University of Tennessee.
Initially, my interests were limited to natural landscape surroundings, using color slide film and street photography in Dallas using B& W film. I learned to develop and also print in B & W. My images came from backpacking trips to western Texas, National Parks in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona and the John Muir Trial in the California Sierras.
We moved to Nashua, NH in 1979 I didn’t take photography seriously until I retired at the end of 2008. I planned Jennifer and I an African Safari in East Africa. It was a couple images from this trip that inspired me to take photography more seriously. Two of my images were published in the Smithsonian 2010 magazines issue of the Windland Rice International Nature Competion. In the meantime I initiated a web page and my image of Baboon Eyes was selected as the artwork from a Capetown, South Africa Book Publishing company.
Since then, I’ve traveled to East Africa three more times and Southern Africa in the Spring of 2017. My image, “House of Sand and Light “ was taken from this trip. I was also fortunate to visit Iceland in January of 2017.
Initially, I edited my wildlife images to put emphasis on the animals more as portraits. Later I began experimenting with Photoshop attempting to create more artistic images. And recently, I’ve been using Photoshop Layers to combine several images in what I hope is more creatively.
I still try my eye at street photography when a scene catches my eye. I tend to really enjoy color, lots of color, bright, saturated in you face color. But at the same time many of my animal portraits tend to have dark backgrounds with minimal light. Abstractions found in nature are also an interest I’ve been photographing.
And so, my journey continues . . .