Chris Foster moved to New York’s Long Island from London, England, where he has been a professional photographer all his working life.
Proficient in many forms of photography, Chris is now focused on photographs of fine interiors and exteriors for architects, builders, designers, landscapers and real estate agents. Deep experience in this field enables him to progress accurately and smoothly to the finished high-resolution digital file. His enthusiasm and attention to detail pay dividends in the final result.
His early career was spent aiming his camera at up-and-coming rock stars in the late 1960s, some of whom are now mega-stars and still performing – Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bo Didley. He documented the fledgling careers of David Bowie, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Tina Turner in their UK concerts with enduring images. One photo of Elton John appears on the sleeve of the single Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) and the Yellow Brick Road album. Another, of a young Rod Stewart, was chosen for the cover of the Gold CD, released in 2005. Others continue to be published worldwide.
In the early 70s he found a riverside studio in Chelsea which enabled him to explore other areas in photography, eventually sharpening his focus on still-life, location and architectural subjects.
He has photographed cars for Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Toyota, Rover and MG and has been commissioned on countless assignments for clients as diverse as British Airways, The Ritz, Hi-Fi Choice, IBM, Philips, Samsung, Royal Mail and Enterprise Oil.
In 2005, Chris and his American wife Suzee decided to swap the city lights of London for the more photogenic light of Long Island. As a keen windsurfer, fly fisherman, cyclist and kite flyer, Chris found the lure of the pristine outdoors of the Hamptons irresistible. This new location allows his love of nature to become a new subject for his lenses.
Since relocating, Chris has undertaken both commercial and art commissions. He has had a one-man show at Southampton’s Bravura Gallery; won first prize in the black and white category at The Long Island Museum’s “Long Island Through A Lens Exhibit; and exhibited at The Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton and the Levitas Center for the Arts in Southampton.
In New York, Chris has been featured on WLIW Public Television's The Ticket as Artist of the Week; WLIU Public Radio Network's In the Morning as a guest of Bonnie Grice; and Hamptons Plum TV. His commercial and art images have been published by The New York Times, In Touch, VOX, Hamptons Magazine, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Dan’s Papers, The Southampton Press, The East Hampton Star and www.hamptons.com.
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