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CAMPER Barrier

Chris Cameron

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Fine Art print
Baryta Hahnemühle 315g
Alu mounted print
Hanging bars
Shadow
Gap Frame
Black wood
Acrylic print
Aluminium brace
Starting

75,00 €

LocationTamise de Londres (UK)
Prints issueLIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY
Shooting date5 septembre 2011
Original pictureDigital
FormatsHorizontal
EraPost-2010
ColorsRed
CollectionPassion
Chris Cameron
Chris Cameron

I started late in Photography. I bought myself an Olympus SLR for my 20th birthday but it didn't take me long to realise that I wanted to be a photographer by profession.

I learned photography on the job first by assisting photographers in my home town of Wellington in New Zealand then for three years in London first as a studio assistant then as a freelance assistant for a variety of photographers in fields as diverse as fashion, cars and food.

When my UK Visa expired I left London and started working as a professional sailor on a variety of classic sailing yachts.

I crewed on various yachts for almost 12 years. Photography was not put entirely on hold, there was always a camera near by but not always enough time to devote to producing images.

I moved back to New Zealand to relaunch my photography career in 1997. In 1998 I saw a newspaper ad for a photographer job with Internet production company Quokka Sports who were gearing up to produce the official web site for the 2000 America’s Cup in Auckland. 

This was a case of stars aligning. Bringing sailing and photography together as my new career. I worked for Quokka as photographer through the 1999 Louis Vuitton and 2000 America’s Cups. From there I pursued more and more sailing work, building my portfolio and gaining experience until eventually in 2004  I was hired as photographer to Emirates Team New Zealand for their campaign to win the 33rd America’s Cup in Valencia.

Through my career so far I have shot all types of boats and most of the great events around the world. Including four America’s Cups, MedCups, The Volvo Ocean race, America’s Cup World Series, Extreme Sailing Series, World Match Racing, The Barcelona World Race, Super Yacht regattas, Classics and many many others.

I live with my wife and two cats in Auckland, New Zealand.

Unfortunately sometimes you have to fight for the shot you want.
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand entry in the 2011/ 2012 Volvo Ocean Race sailed up the Thames for a publicity event.
I was being directed in what to shoot by a member of the CAMPER PR department.
She was adamant that I shoot the yacht passing through the Thames Barrier from behind the boat.
I knew that the shot from side on would be so much more effective.
The argument got a little heated but I eventually got my way just in time to get in position.
Also not so easy, we had to try and hold position in the current and in the outgoing shipping lane.
The resulting shot turned out to be one to the favourites of the head of the CAMPER shoe company who sponsored the team.

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