WELCOME

Chris Marsham

Christopher Marsham (in Antarctica with thanks to Jonathan Scott)

Welcome to a showcase for current and past work.  My portfolio covers many parts of the world,  including Antarctica,  Burma, Kenya, South America, including Bolivia, Colombia (where I worked for two years),  as well as my home region, Devon in the south west of the UK.

THE SIGHT IS UNDERGOING A REVAMP – SO SOME PAGES MAY NOT LOAD CORRECTLY

I have been a finalist several times in both professional and amateur categories and winner of the Wanderlust Travel Photographer of the Year competition (2011), and successful salon and international exhibitor. In February 2018, runner up in the Professional Portfolio Wanderlust TPOTY.

Photography is all about seeing – noting what others fail to see.  That is the joy of my profession – seeing what others miss and capturing that with a lens.  As Chris Hadfield (the Canadian astronaut) says “if you notice the minutiae around you, I don’t know how you could ever be bored”.  Sharing the resulting images is what this site is all about.

Many of the images can be purchased, either as prints or as digital files, as well as cards and calendars. My books can be purchased direct from Blurb.  All images are available as Stock providing publishers etc with an extensive and inexpensive source of digital material.  In the meantime please  contact  me whether with a specific inquiry or comment (positive or negative).

WANDERLUST TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

I am pleased to say that once again, a portfolio of five images was selected for the final, February 2018.
A mono panel of a tattooed tribe in India won with my panel coming second as the Runner-up in the 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year. Selecting just one image to represent a category is difficult enough. Selecting just five with a theme running through them is even more difficult. This year I chose to show five images taken at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Paul Goldstein was most enthusiastic about the images and according to Lynn Hughes (Editor of the magazine) had it been left to them, my panel would have won…. until another year! The competition is in its 15th year and bar the odd year, I have always had one or more images selected for the final.

It was a wet Sunday in Venice. Visitors to the permanent exhibition pavilions, paraded in their pac-a-macs or carried brollies. Many of the exhibits, especially photographic, held one’s attention for long. Photographing the viewers provided stronger images than those displayed on the walls. Apart from one or two images, the viewer was, it seems, interested in anything other than what was on the walls.

The winning panel.

GALLERY VISITORS AT VENICE BIENNALE 2018

Other images taken in the same gallery.