About Chris

Welcome to the online gallery of Kenai Photography, and thank you for visiting. I hope that you enjoy my work and find something that inspires you.

I have lived in the Desert Southwest for seven years. Previously, I lived across the United States, from New York to Arizona, Florida to Alaska. I spent five years in Europe and a year in the Middle East. After graduating from West Point and serving as a military officer, I earned a PhD (Go Spartans) and worked in another field. But the lure of the great outdoors and my desire to produce art finally inspired me to pursue photography. Many of my happiest memories growing up were of exploring Alaska, often as far from civilization as I could get. Alaska's Kenai (keen-eye) Peninsula inspired the name. I travel as often as my kids let me, including back to Alaska.

While some of my work is traditional landscape or nature photography, I also enjoy minimalism and abstract work. Much of this interest comes as a reaction to living in a modern world often saturated with content and noise; as the world becomes louder, I strive to make my art quieter. I think many of these photos best convey the peace and contemplative space that only nature seems to reliably offer. There is also an elegance and understated simplicity to these images that is difficult to match.

I am very selective about what I will publish or print; perhaps one photo in five hundred makes the cut. Prints of all of my photos are available in a range of sizes and formats, including HD acrylic, ChromaLuxe metal, and gallery-grade paper. Limited Edition prints are available on HD 360 Acrylic only, and include a certificate of authenticity. Shipping is free in the continental US. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to arrange a consultation regarding your unique needs.

As you look through my galleries I genuinely hope you will slow your [sc]roll and enjoy some quiet reflection on nature's beauty. My images are not meant to blow you away with loud, flashy colors; instead, I hope they will slow you down. In these hectic times I can offer little that is more valuable than that.