Photographer Christopher Mear was born in 1990 and having completed a BA Hons in Fine Art Photography is based in Ashby de la Zouch at the heart of The National Forest in Leicestershire. He has published five books to date, including, Photography ‘For The Preservation Of Disintegrating Histories’ (2012), ‘Life Is Life, Hakuna Matata’ (2013) and ‘Coalville Photographed’ (2016).
His first book, ‘Just Passing By’ was published by Snibston Discovery Museum (Leicestershire) in 2014, culminating a six-month residency at the museum. Christopher’s first solo exhibition, entitled Disintegrating Histories, was organised by Snibston Discovery Museum in 2013. Christopher Mear has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Free Range Art Award (2010).
Christopher Mear specialises in portrait and documentary photography. Since 2012, he has worked with many clients, including; The National Forest, People Express, Leicestershire County Council and The Woodland Trust.
In 2016 he worked with Melbourne Festival, People Express and Talking Birds creating stunning images for a small taster project as a lead in to For the Love of Lettuce in 2017. During 2017 & 18 Christopher has built a strong relationship with all three Market Gardeners after regular visits to photograph the day-to-day life at the Market Gardens and the beautiful produce.
Christopher Mear is represented by Degree Art in London.
http://www.christophermear.co.uk 07976 402200
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