Later, during high school, his family moved to Austin, TX, where he began to study photography using a Canon A-1 film camera. In a quest to attain the highest of quality images, Chris acquired a Hasselblad 501CM medium-format camera and began to study Ansel Adam’s Zone System, a technique for achieving optimal film exposure. Continuing his interest in photography, Chris learned flash-lighting and studio techniques while assisting a commercial photographer and working as a photographer at a high-volume event and sports photography and production company. Shortly after high school, a backpacking journey through Europe brought incredible experiences and further opened his photographic eyes to the world.
Desiring to satisfy his curiosities of the physical world and preserve the purity of his photography, Chris began studying Mechanical Engineering full-time at The University of Texas at Austin (UT). Having a systematic, visual learning style, he quickly excelled at mathematics and engineering coursework. Classes such as Dynamics, Mechanics of Solids, and various Material Science courses were very alluring and helped provide a foundation for the understanding of the tangibleness of the surrounding world.
Currently, Chris is based in San Antonio, TX, where he spends his time as a mechanical design engineer creating the structures within VIP aircraft, thinking about form and function, playing tennis and running, watching sci-fi films, baking bread and roasting coffee, continuing his interests in drawing and photography, and enjoying life with friends and family.