I recently came on across the work of Chris Fatseas (http://www.chrisfatseas.com).
Surprisingly, it turns out that Chris has only been shooting for 2 years! I immediately recognized his potential and asked if I could do a feature on him; he was more than delighted to partake. I want more people to see his work and to have him become more recognized.
What I really enjoy about his work is that it’s ethereal. It’s full of emotion yet subdued at the same time. It plays that delicate balance of purity and edginess. It has a whimsical feel yet it’s delicate. In short, it’s simply beautiful and I have an affinity to his work.
If I’m right, he’s going to be big in a few years so keep an eye out for Chris’s work in the upcoming months and years.
Check out his work below along with a short interview.
1. Tell us your history with photography and what got you into it.
I bought a camera at 19 so I could take a few photos of my first car. Soon, my mates were asking me to take some photos of there cars too. Then at 20, I was approached by a few motoring publications to shoot for them. It was good pocket money while I was studying at the university but my heart was never really in it.
The subject matter just didn’t inspire me. By the time I graduated from the university I was itching to shoot something more than sheet metal and decided to take on the world of fashion photography. What could possibly be more interesting and inspiring than taking a photo of a person?
2. What inspires you to stay passionate about your craft?
It’s not so much about inspiration as it is compulsion. I’m fascinated by the process of bringing a vision into reality. There are so many elements that go into a fashion shoot, such at the model, lighting, environment, clothing, hair, makeup, pose and expression, lens selection, composition, perspective, and the list goes on. There is nothing more satisfying or exciting than seeing each one of those elements coming into alignment and seeing a vision transform into reality in front of you.
3. Why do you shoot fashion and beauty specifically?
Fashion and beauty are very subjective and elusive terms and that’s what makes exploring them so rewarding; the creative possibilities are limitless. It’s that freedom of self expression and the process of creating and capturing art, there’s nothing else quite like it.