Chris Pope.
Husband, father, brother, son, friend, photographer, singer, songwriter, musician, papercut artist, poet, mountain biker, climber, runner, explorer, adventurer, sojourner.

My professional photography journey began in the proving grounds of factories and manufacturing facilities across the UK to meet the client requirements of my successful PR/Communications agency. Working hard to get the on-message shots that worked for my clients and their customers quickly taught me you can only get the right shot if you genuinely understand what message it needs to convey. It’s something I put into practice each time I approach a commercial photoshoot to this day.

A number of years later my photography expanded into one of my main areas of creative interest – live music, a world I was familiar with as a singer/songwriter for almost 2 decades but from the other side of a camera. I soon discovered however that this gave me a strong, intuitive connection with other artists and performers, from local heroes to international superstars. Consequently, my photographs, often in their distinctive black and white style, quickly became recognised and valued for their ability to capture ‘just the right’ moment and make a memory of an event or performance. So much so that I had the privilege of being approached to be a resident photographer for our local NME award wining music venue, Tunbridge Wells Forum, as well as an official photographer for the Local & Live Festival, the longest running original, live music event in the South East.

In addition to appearing in several exhibitions, my photographs have featured in a variety of industrial and music publications, including MOJO magazine. I have also collaborated with a number of artists re artwork and photography for single/EP/albums as well as promo pics and materials.

Looking ahead to the next stage of my journey, I am keen to continue and develop work in the areas of music & entertainment, industry & commerce as well as extending more into the world of family & friends – personal and group portraits as well as capturing the magic and memories of special occasions.

So, whether you want to make use of my services, or simply to just follow my work, I look forward to sharing my photographic journey with you.

Ready to create something amazing?