Chris Becker

P.O Box 743, Kennebunkport, ME 04046

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About the Artist


I often favor the use long exposures or a technique sometimes called light painting to express the beauty I see in a subject. With the darkness of night as the canvas, I shine light or paint favored areas of the scene during the camera exposure. The length of exposure can range from 20 seconds to upwards of 6 or more hours, sometimes the entire evening. Nearly all of the images are created using a large format film camera, which allows me to focus and study a particular subject and its surrounding environment. I am often physically involved in the process, in front of the camera, though unseen, but still part of the story.

My photographic images are an exploration of a subject or a scene revealed at once in grand scale and finely detailed minutiae. As much as I am inspired by my surroundings, I also search for subjects with both a focused idea and an open mind to envision what moment in time may be captured. My search is a journey that is sparked by inspiration, fueled by curiosity, and then driven by the discovery of the muse, the object of the photographic story.

I hope to invite the viewer to see the beauty of the object through my eyes and yet compels the viewer to begin their own journey through that captured moment.

Category: Artist

Preferred Audiences: All

Disciplines: Film/video, Visual Arts, Photography, Color

Contact Information

Chris Becker

P.O Box 743
127 Ocean Ave.
Kennebunkport  ME  04046 


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