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

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I'm super proud to be a Sony Artisan (an ambassador for the brand), a photographer, best-selling author and teacher. Yet, all this started in an unlikely way. You might say that I'm 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 worldwide.

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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CLIENT HIGHLIGHTS
Patagonia. The Nature Conservancy.  Google. Adobe. SeaVees.
Channel Islands Surfboards. Huckberry. Brushfire Records.

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