Award winning photographer, Christine Chandler has been taking photos since the age of 12. In the last 15 years her passion for photography has grown and flourished. Christine’s works have been seen in numerous galleries throughout the Greater Kansas City area such as Kansas City Artist Coalition, Leawood Arts Council, IT Gallery, City Hall, Lee’s Summit, Saint. Luke’s Gallery and Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau. While residing in Houston she actively volunteered as official photographer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for many years and was an active member and officer of the Houston Center for Photography. She was published in The Mind’s Eye Literary Magazine as well as in the Cypress, CA newspaper. Since moving to Lee’s Summit in 2016, Christine is grateful for the opportunity to have juried into the Summit Art Organization, and volunteers and participates in their numerous artistic events.
When I take a photograph, it is because the subject makes me to do a mental double-take; something causes me to stop, contemplate, remain still, and observe. Photography gives me an opportunity to feel and appreciate the intricacies and the simplicity of my surroundings. Since I am often very contemplative, images that conjure a contemplative, serene mood appeal to me. The solitude that embodies my work is a kind of comfortable consciousness, a way of focusing on a singular event. When a photo is emerging I become excited about the prospects of the work. Whether it is completely spontaneous, or deliberately planned and executed, I am absorbed by the entire process from the moment the photo is taken until the work is displayed. Discovering digital photography has enabled me to express myself as never before and my enjoyment and ability to produce fine art photography has grown exponentially over the years; and so, as my journey continues, the artist emerges.