Hi! I’m Chris. I’m from Texas. I like journalism, photography and photojournalism.
I’m a staff photojournalist at The York Daily Record/Sunday News in York, Pa., and am also available for wedding, limited freelance and other photo/journalism work. I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in May 2010 with a photojournalism degree and a minor in Spanish.
Half my life ago, I wanted to be a news anchor on TV so I could inform and enthrall thousands of viewers during the evening news program. Eight years later, a New Mexico hippie put a medium-format film SLR camera into my hands and told me to have fun. Ever since, I’ve been behind the camera — not in front of it — and consistently work to focus my passion for journalism into a pursuit of visual storytelling and reporting.
Previously, I’ve interned at The York Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and washingtonpost.com, and been a state politics reporter, photo editor, photographer, GA writer and page designer for The Maneater student newspaper and The Columbia Missourian. Since 2006, I’ve lived and worked in Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, Georgia and Pennsylvania, which makes doing my taxes interesting. I’ve hitchhiked to get to stories, left a job interview midway to cover a homicide and been run over by a state fair pig while getting people’s names for a photo cutline. I’ve also hung upside-down from a rod by my knees for a photo shoot, so if you’re in front of my camera and complaining about the sun or your muscle cramps, I’m not going to be very sympathetic.