Christophers photographer career started in the music industry, and he works for magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and GQ. He also shoots commerical advertising campaigns for a wide variety of clients, like Apple, AT&T, Budweiser, Ford, Marlboro, Nokia and Sony, to name just a few. He lives in in Hollywood.
How/when did the photography bug bite you?
I was fifteen years old when I realized that I sucked as a painter.
If you had $10 Million to shoot whatever you'd like, what would you shoot?
Actually, I would start by taking a picture OF the $10 Million (in cash of course). What does that even look like? I’d take the money out to the desert, maybe a dry lake bed, then stack it up and shoot it. Then I’d make a lovely, 40" x 60” print of it and have it framed for my bedroom. It would be the first thing I see in the morning, and the last thing I see before falling asleep. After six months time, I’ll tell you exactly what I’m going to shoot.
What is the craziest thing that has happened to you on set?
I got shot at. Luckily, they missed.
What is the coolest piece of shooting gear you’ve ever used and why?
I’m not really a gear junkie, but once I had to do a car shoot at night and we had no lights. We used three other cars to light the hero car. That was pretty cool.
In a film about your life, you’d like to be played by ...
A word or phrase you overuse...
“During the second world war..."
Your dream collaboration would be with ....
A great piece of advice I received ...
When you are looking for something specific, given the number of things in the world, your odds of finding it are very slim. When you go looking for anything at all, given the number of things in the world, your odds of finding something are very good.
What is something that people would never expect about you?
I used to hang out with Dr. Kevorkian and Dr. Timothy Leary. Unfortunately, not at the same time.
What 3 items would you take onto a dessert island other than food and water?
Mask, snorkel, and the most badass army knife the Swiss can make.