Chris J Parker
Location Documentary Photographer
Completing my apprenticeship with Brian Phipps an advertising photographer in London West End, I reached out as a freelance photographer in need of an income and pushed hard to work for national newspapers and magazines. I very soon secure work supplying photographs for fashion and portraiture editorial features for the Mail on Sunday, New York Times and Financial Times. I began to build my reputation as a reliable photographer, I was constantly on the lookout for new styles of photography and which photographers were producing fresh images. I was asked to photograph London Fashion Week for the New York Times to cover the catwalks shows, parties & events with staff reporter Michael Gross. Michael also wrote features for the NYT, he would ask me to do the photography to illustrate his features, these commissions became a regular event; it was great to see my photographs used in the paper knowing it was published in America and available in the UK.
Now based in The North East of England I supply my photography services to editorial, business, organisations & PR companies through out the UK, covering events in Teesside.
Commissions by The Guardian, Mail on Sunday, The New York Times, Financial Times. EDF Energy, North York Moors Parks Tourism, WI Life Magazine, Tees Valley Community Foundation, Make a Wish, Cummins Engines UK, Weber Shandwick UK, PR companies working for Vivienne Westwood, Levi Jeans, Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Bruce Oldfield. Magazines and publishing companies EMAP Publishing Group, The Financial Times Group, Haymarket Publishing, Thompson Publishing. Clients in the financial Square Mile City of London, RSA, AL and charity organisations.