ABOUT CHRIS ORWIG  // Sony Artisan + Photographer + Author + Teacher


I'm a photographer because I was hit by a car. While recovering, my Dad gave me a camera. That was the most important gift I had ever received. It shifted my focus away from me and my problems, opened my eyes and changed my soul. 

That camera set me on a new path. Along the way, I've met countless people who have enriched and deepened my life. I'm grateful for that. That's why I make photographs and teach - to somehow provide something back. And what I enjoy most about photography, is finding the light within others and connecting in an meaningful way. 

If you feel who I am and what I do might a fit for a project you have in mind, let me know. I'm based in Santa Barbara, CA but am available world wide.

It would be great to hear from you! Feel free to use the form below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks!

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Channel Islands Surfboards. Huckberry. 

Rolling Stone. Esquire. New York Times. Surfer Magazine. The Surfer's Journal. Santa Barbara Magazine. Triathlete Magazine. Bicycle Magazine.