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Meet Chris Meierhofer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Meierhofer.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Although my generation was raised in a society where the use of technology had become constant, as a child I always knew that the outdoors was where I was meant to be. My first real taste of adventure was at the age of 6 when I took a family trip to Yosemite National Park.

The beauty of Yosemite, with its monumental valley and surrounding mountains, left me in awe. Shortly after, I got my first camera and from there the constant drive to explore and capture images of breathtaking places such as Yosemite became inevitable. Since then I’ve had the privilege of exploring many different countries around the world, experiencing their various cultures and capturing images of the nature surrounding them.

My passion for photography has grown deeper throughout the years, leading me to experiment with various cameras and forms of imagery such as black and white film.

Professional photographers like Sebastiao Salgado, Chris Burkard, and Paul Nicklen have become huge inspirations in my life, as their landscape photography has shown me the earth in an array of different perspectives.

Please tell us about your art.
Within my photography, I always try to create a sense of emotion and wonder within the image I’m taking. Experimenting with contrast and the negative space of an image, I try to invoke an emotional response and a photo that demands attention. As for the editing process, I use Adobe Lightroom to touch up my photos but always attempt to keep the image exactly how I saw it through the viewfinder.

My intent is to capture nature in its purest form and give the viewer a first-hand look into what this planet has to offer. As I continue on with my photographic career I intend to keep capturing images documenting the beauty of this earth, while inspiring others to go out and take on their own adventure.

We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Within San Diego County there are plenty of different local workshops, art festivals, music venues, galleries, etc. that can help you connect with other artists no matter what your passion within the arts is. Attending some of these events are ideal places to meet other artists and share ideas/thoughts.

The biggest piece of advice I could give to any artist is to always be open to sharing your artwork and creativity. There are many social platforms that make it easy to instantly show your work and you never know who may see it or what opportunities it may provide.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
The best way to see some of my work is through my website. I’m constantly taking new pictures and experimenting with my photography, so there’s always updated content that I post on my website. I also love collaborating with other photographers/videographers on photo shoots and projects so if that’s something you’re interested in feel free to contact me.

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