Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Glass.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Photography has always been a huge part of my life, even at a very young age. My mother never went anywhere without a camera in her hand, and she still has a million photo albums at home to prove it. Her influence always stuck with me but as I got older and fell into the job market, photography took more of a backseat. In 2009, I moved to Washington DC and it was there that taking photos of the beautiful architecture sparked that fire again. As time went on, I got more and more serious about it and started investing in better equipment and learning as much as I could. I continued to shoot cities, landscapes, and travel photos as often as possible. It wasn’t until 2017, that I started to express interest in photographing people. Portraiture always scared me because it involved another human, and I can be quite an introvert. My wife pushed me to face that fear, and just try it… and I fell in love with it.
Please tell us about your art.
I primarily shoot portraiture, boudoir, implied nudity, and fashion photography. I mostly shoot film but do still shoot digital when film is just too cost-prohibitive or the job doesn’t call for it. I love shooting on film because it invokes that feeling of nostalgia and beauty from when that was the standard format. (Even when I shoot film, I typically edit for a more “film” look, haha.)
When people see my photos, I hope they see beauty. I hope they feel beautiful. I hope it inspires them in some way to be proud of how beautiful and diverse we are as humans, and to show that off.
Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Start small. Use what resources you have available to you now. For someone wanting to get into photography, use the smartphone you have in your pocket. Most modern phones are SO powerful these when it comes to photography. Full editorial campaigns have been shot with an iPhone. Also, never stop learning. So much information in the work is free… soak it up! It will make such an impact on your work and creativity!
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Currently, my work is prominently displayed on my Instagram page, @chrisglass.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisglass/.