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Dec 27, 2007

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Moody Film Noir

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About Me

Thanks for visiting, I'm Chris and I am primarily a film shooter as well as Polaroid and Instax. I'm open to collaborating with models of all experience level for various projects.  My studio sessions are all shot at the Minneapolis Photo Center (  I do shoot outdoors, but mainly in the warmer months.  The Photo Center has great window light as well as many other creative options.

As you can see by my portfolio I've been shooting a lot of Film Noir Styles.  Low key lighting with a sense of mystery.  I like to have my images tell a story of the model.  Above all having fun in the process!

I'd like to start to shooting images that will loosely recreate the art work of the American painter Edward Hopper.  His paintings have a quiet loneliness to them, while also being classically American.  Kind of like Norman Rockwell without the extreme nostalgia and sappiness.  Hope to work with you soon!


You can find me on Instagram @csmithportraits

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Credit Notes

Here is a little bit more about me:

-  Up Coming In Production Book called "Lo and Behold"

-  2016 "The Girl from Minneapolis" Book

-  2015 MPLS Photo Center "Chronicle" Exhibit

-  2014 MPLS Photo Center "The American Way" Exhibit

-  Plymouth Primavera Art Shows in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014

- I organized a large Photography and Photoshop group on for 2 years (2007 and 2008)

- I have completed the 2 year Professional Portrait Photography program at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie, MN.  (2005)

- I was a Student Volunteer at the Imaging USA Conferences in 2006 in Austin, TX & 2007 in San Antonio, TX. 

- I've worked as a Portrait Photographer at the Pro Ex portrait studio in Eden Prairie (2006).