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About Me

I'M Chris Van Atta

So Happy That You Found Us!

 You will discover within our galleries a wide variety of personal journeys to locations both regional and afar. I can say that over the years it has been a wonderful personal journey evolving as a professional artist and photographer. Owning a camera has allowed me an outlet of self expression and internal gratitude!  

 Finding my Style

 Always fascinated by nature's natural wonders, man's historical structural achievements and breathtaking weather conditions.  Electric blues and silver greens such as The Sea of Cortez, The South African Coast, Henry Flagler "Overseas Railway", coastal storms or puffy white clouds.
  Mixing these elements into my work has brought me great joy. Seeing the results of how composition, colors and natural light working in harmony and how it can provoke the most pleasurable emotions within the human spirit has truly captured my heart!

 into the Future

So many new places to experience, clients and friends I have yet to meet! 

Images I have yet to share with you and the world. 

I'm happy to be here to greet you! 

Welcome to my Gallery!


My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.



Inspiration

Mother Nature, Travel Books,  Living Abroad, Coral Reefs from Above, Third World Cultures, Bamboo Forests, Smiley Faces, Healing Arts, & Sharing time with Gifted Souls.

Techniques

I build my own photo frames to compliment my photography. They are constructed from reclaimed wood, modern wood, and when I am lucky, i use weathered wood from the coastal shores, If you have discovered ART SEA LOVE at your local Art Festival, then you have experienced my custom handmade frames,  They will be offered online as a LIMITED ADDITION. .

career highlights

Walking into my first photography class at Crealde School of Arts.  Seeing my photos from my first roll of film.

Selling some of my most prized camera gear to finance a mission trip to the Philippines.

My mom's encouragement and support to follow my heart and grow as a photographer.

Staff Photographer for a local/national Surf Magazine.

Experiencing the sense of pride to have my first two-page spread in a regional surf magazine,  

Chasing the waves as a surf photographer that I had hoped for was not in the cards for me, but instead realized I was perfect for branding and working with models in the surf culture lifestyle. I have to say I kicked butt and developed a signature style.

Became a destination wedding photographer for 8 years full time. 

It was pointed out to me that I should show and display my personal work in local stores and art festivals. 

Over 500 weddings later and 5 years of art shows, I discovered that I feel very lucky to get maybe ONE photo a year that might be worthy for the marketplace.  I'm still working on number TWO!


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