Chris Court [chriscourt]

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BIOGRAPHY

Having been a dilettante film photographer for many years, in mid-2006 I found myself packing bags for an epic Pacific crossing aboard a 46' sloop, and so went out and bought myself a Nikon D200 camera with kit lens to record some of the amazing sights I would no doubt encounter along the way.

In the years that have passed since that life-changing passage across the ocean I've learned a lot about photography. I've updated my camera body several times. I've bought fast lenses and lighting gear and a carbon fiber tripod. However it seems to me that the photographs I take today, while undoubtably technically superior, lack something of the magical spark of the shots I made on that voyage. It has occurred to me that further adventures to exotic locales and time spent developing my personal vision may produce more consequential advancement than a Pelican case of fancy camera gear and a head full of technical information.

Regardless, I've found myself inexorably drawn into the pastime and discovered the immense satisfaction that photography can bring. Far more than merely recording images, it forces me to look at my world with a more critical eye, seeking details and subtleties of lighting and expression that may have passed, unnoticed before. Anything that forces me to slow down and appreciate my surroundings is a good thing in my book.

GALLERIES

Single Photos

Sailing

Birds & beasts

Panoramas

Abstract

Insects

Portraits

People

PHOTOS

Tui

Beauty for all

Iridescence

Peek-a-boo

Pequeños Niños

At end of day

Under a blood red sky

Moonlit relic

Visual Fragrance

Knowing glance

A time for reflection

Kuna Canina

Dawn over Taravana

Cook's Bay

La Habana Interlude

Unforgettable fire

Marina Apooiti

Go fly a kite

Inspection tour

I, Cuckoo

Grapsus Grapsus

Punknacious

Colour overload

You hum it...

Salmon days

I, Rosella

Panama Daybreak

Red Dragon

Flight School

Carib reverie

Fluttering Shearwater, making a running takeoff from waters near Great Barrier Island

Pastoral Tableau

Shelled shell

Joie de vivre

Mist gets in your eyes

Untitled

Perenniality

9:55 to Vauxhall

Woodface

Frisian Eventide

Bejewelled

Here be dragons

Sigurd, Slayer of Dragons

A Southerly aspect

Chelonia Mydas

Happy Camper

An eye for detail

Flying furball

Sea of dreams

Vulcanology

Blurlicious

Fibre Optics

Raptor's repose

Green Heron

Graffitistadt

Border Patrol

Take a Boy Fishing

Precipitation expected

Backlit Brisvegas

A predator smiles

Tiger stripes

Anhinga at alert

Mayan village child #1

Mayan village child #2

Mayan village child #3

Mayan village child #4

Mayan village child #5

Mayan village child #6

Mayan village child #7

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