Ocular Perceptions featuring the Fine Art Photography of Christopher Holmes

 
 
 

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Christopher Holmes

Ocular Perceptions featuring the Fine Art Photography of Christopher Holmes

Eustis, FL

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First things first; All images presented here are copyrighted by the photographer, Christopher E. Holmes, and may not be used without written permission. Requests for written permission to use these images in situations other than what is provided here must be made to: Christopher@ocularperceptions.com.

What follows is an abbreviated biography. Visit my blog entry "How I Got Here" for my extended biography.

How I Got Here
I first got my hands on a camera when I was 2 years old. It was a beautiful Kodak Brownie. This moment was recorded by my grandfather who always carried at least three cameras. I didn't immediately start taking pictures but I did get into art. My first memorable works were in oil. My parent's oils to be exact and my first canvases were the screen door of the house and the side of the family car. Later I even added my own special touch to their paintings. That's when my parents decided I needed my own supplies. From then on I was always drawing or painting.

When I was 13 years old, Kodak came into my life again. The neighbor across the street had several boxes out on the curb which drew my attention. Upon inspection of the boxes and a short conversation with the homeowner, I became the proud new owner of a Kodak 35 Rangefinder with various attachments. I took my new toys home, loaded some film and proceeded to become addicted to photography. That Christmas my grandfather gave me everything I needed for my first darkroom. From that time on I was hooked.

I married my High School sweetheart in 1977. I worked a myriad of different jobs before I served 20 years and retired from the US Air Force. During this time we had 3 beautiful daughters who all got to be my models, willingly or not. Due to circumstances, I had to pack my cameras and darkroom away for awhile.

At the end of February 2007 I finally bought a Sony A100 DSLR with several lenses and the rest of the gadgets they could talk me into and started back into the world of visual exploration. By mid June 2007 I had over 7,000 images. Many of which were nothing more than painful lessons. To say I was rusty would be a polite way to put it. I had to re-learn many of the skills I used to perform naturally and there are still more to remember.

I have upgraded several times since that initial purchase, both hardware and software as well as improved my skills with lots of practice. Not as much practice as Id like but Im working on that issue. As far as the images on display here, you'll notice quickly enough that I don't limit my vision to any specific style, target or environment. If it gets in front of my lens and I like it, it's mine. With more time and experience I may settle into a style and/or specialty but, until then Im going to keep having fun exploring the possibilities available. I hope you enjoy my work and please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss any of the images presented here.

Thank you,

Christopher Holmes

 

Pre-Pumpkin by Christopher Holmes

 

Purple Passion by Christopher Holmes

 

Fountain at Night by Christopher Holmes

 

Crystal Blue by Christopher Holmes

 

Reflections II - BW by Christopher Holmes

 

Reflections II by Christopher Holmes

 

Reflections - BW by Christopher Holmes

 

Reflections by Christopher Holmes

 

Some Wine by Christopher Holmes

 

Left Hanging by Christopher Holmes

 

Mossy Rocks by Christopher Holmes

 

Deep Woods Stream by Christopher Holmes

 

Mountain Stream II BW by Christopher Holmes

 

Babbling Brook by Christopher Holmes

 

Riding Tight by Christopher Holmes

 

Meet Medals by Christopher Holmes

 

Get A Handle On It by Christopher Holmes

 

Unwinding by Christopher Holmes

 

State of the Art by Christopher Holmes

 

The Toolbox by Christopher Holmes

 

Red by Christopher Holmes

Red

 

Farmall Cub by Christopher Holmes

 

20160806-DSC04024 by Christopher Holmes

 

20160806-DSC03998 by Christopher Holmes

 

20160806-DSC03993 by Christopher Holmes

 

20160805-DSC00549 by Christopher Holmes

 

Twins by Christopher Holmes

 

Twins - BW by Christopher Holmes

 

Over Under the Stairs - BW by Christopher Holmes

 

Over Under the Stairs by Christopher Holmes

 

Enough Windows - BW by Christopher Holmes

 

Enough Windows by Christopher Holmes

 

Back Lot - BW by Christopher Holmes

 

Back Lot by Christopher Holmes

 

Sunset Over Lake Eustis by Christopher Holmes

 

Sunset After Glow by Christopher Holmes

 

Frisky in Florida by Christopher Holmes

 

White Egret 2 by Christopher Holmes

 

White Egret by Christopher Holmes

 

Little Blue Heron by Christopher Holmes

 

A Stroll Among the Clouds by Christopher Holmes

 

Central Florida Sunrise by Christopher Holmes

 

Rocky Falls - BW by Christopher Holmes

 

Rocky Falls by Christopher Holmes

 

Forest Falls by Christopher Holmes

 

Door Ajar by Christopher Holmes

 

Retired Garage by Christopher Holmes

 

Eustis Sunset by Christopher Holmes