How does a photographer grow his business while staying true to his passion? Chris Crisman recognized early on that portraits were more lucrative than the landscapes that he loved. So his fascination with spaces and places eventually shifted to the people who live and work in them. Chris's internationally recognized commercial work—photographing celebrities such as Kevin Spacey and Richard Branson—now dovetails with the personal projects closest to his heart. In this short documentary, we follow Chris as he photographs an environmental portrait for Women's Work—his series documenting women who work in spaces traditionally dominated by men. Get a look at Chris's portfolio, and find out how an in-demand photographer deals with constant travel, integrates software into his workflow, and delegates work when he can't do it all.
Chris Crisman is an internationally recognized commercial photographer. He was born and raised in Titusville, Pennsylvania, the town that gave birth to the American oil industry. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Chris's work has been recognized by prestigious trade organizations and publications such as Lürzer's Archive, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Graphis, and the International Photography Awards. His clients include Energizer, Intuit, Mary Kay, Pearle Vision, American Standard, Shell Oil, Virgin Galactic, AOL, Wells Fargo, Schwab, Pfizer, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, GSK, Belkin, Yamaha, Salesforce, Infiniti, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Cirque du Soleil, Costco, and Allstate.