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Chris Holmes

Born in UK, 1959

1987 to 2005, IT Systems Engineer, DEC, Compaq, HP

2005 to Present, Freelance Photographer, primarily shooting Motorsport

I have had a keen interest in photography from a very early age as my father was an Industrial, Architectural and Commercial Photographer and we had a purpose built darkroom extension on our family home. 

From the age of about 8 I have been processing and printing B&W film from 35mm upto 5x4in , shooting on a wide variety of cameras Mamiya Press, RollieFlex, Hasselblad 500c,cm and swc models, Nikon 35mm, MPP 5x4 and many others.

My youngest daughter is following in our footsteps having gained a BA in Photography in 2017 at Plymouth University shooting on both medium format and 5x4.

 

Having had a career in IT, I returned to photography in 2005 shooting Weddings, Proms , Performimg Arts and other Events until my primary focus became Motorsport in 2011.

I am currently a Trackday, Experience and Event Photographer for MSV (Motor Sport Vision) and Palmersport shooting at all of their circuits Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Donington Park, Outon Park, Cadwell Park and Bedford Autodrome.

I also shoot Cycling and Marathons for My Bib Number.  

I use a variety of Nikon Digital bodies, D700, D610, D800, D810 and D500 with a selection of Nikon and Sigma lenses.

The images in my Interiors Gallery were all taken for ACR Build Of Caddington.   

Since my daughter started her degree my interest in shooting film has been revived and I have gone back to basics by using a 5x4 pinhole and an MPP monorail along with my fathers old Hasselblads. I am looking to expand to 8x10 with my Intrepid 8x10 Camera built by a Kickstarter Company based in Brighton.