Hi. I'm Chris.
I'm from Texas. I'm passionate about photography, journalism, photojournalism and, above all, people.
As a staff photojournalist at The York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News, I photograph everything. There's no such thing as an average day in newspapers, but you can generally find me walking the streets of York, wading a creek in the far reaches of the county, setting up lights in the studio or covering high school athletics.
But my passion lies in storytelling — in learning more about my community, spending time with people big and small and sharing their stories as best I can. I relish the opportunity to get to know people and capture their quiet moments just as much as I love the thrill of chasing an exciting assignment.
Born and raised in Texas, I aspired to be an investigative reporter. After a New Mexican hippie taught me photography in the desert, I changed my focus to photojournalism. I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with honors in 2010, and interned at Washington Post Digital, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The York (Pa.) Dispatch.
In my spare time, I keep score at baseball games, attempt to keep my houseplants alive and shoot medium-format film when traveling.
All images and tearsheets on this website are copyrighted by The York Daily Record/Sunday News or The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bio photograph by Jeff Lautenberger.