Chris King’s interest in photography (or “painting with light” as it is sometimes called) began in 1983 when, at age 15, he started shooting headshots for The Carolyn Kassel Modeling School and Agency. His interest and career simply grew from there.
He worked with both the Miss Burbank and Miss Malibu Beauty Pageants (1983-1985) prior to attending The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Chris was the Unit Stills Photography for Independent Film releases from 1992-2002, and acted as a presidential photographer for both Ronald Reagan (1989) and Bill Clinton (1982).
In 2001, Chris worked with both Quincy Jones (Qwest Records) and Francis Ford Coppola (American Zoeotrope) to develop their personal film archives; this included photo identification, archiving and database creation. He has also done photography work for a variety of major magazines including Easyriders. Chris was the photographer on Star Trac Fitness Machines in 2014.
In addition to his photography work, Chris also has experience with printing (which used to be a huge part of the photographic process), having worked as a custom black and white printer at Color House in Burbank, California (1989-1991) as well as for the Custom Fiber Gallery, Archival Black and White Printer for Herb Ritts and Roddy Macdowall (1992-1995).
Chris also has extensive experience with film, his most recent work being “A Tennis Shoe in the Street” with Christopher Atkins where he acted as the Unit Stills Photographer (2014) as well as working on the Independent Film “Don’t Open the Door” by Danny Fox.
In addition to all of these accomplishments, Chris has done photography on over 144 weddings and 6000 head shot jobs (he is in California after all). Recently his work was displayed in Arnhem, Holland and published in the book RAW
Chris brings his decades of photography experience to ensure that you get the best pictures to capture you special moment. Whether it’s shooting your wedding day for eternity, capturing your band’s breakthrough performance, taking glamour shots for your own private use, photographing unit stills photography for your project, or producing a video to immortalize that special day or event, Chris can help.
You can also read about Chris and his personal photographic experiences or let him show you how to improve your own photography here on the site. If you have any questions, or want to inquire about hiring Chris, please contact him.