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Daily Inspiration: Meet Christopher Lisle

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Lisle.

Hi Christopher, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
My father had a darkroom in our house growing up, I had an idea of what I desired in composition when I first started traveling with a camera at maybe 15? Growing up skiing we were always trying to capture images of our tricks and travels. Definitely interesting growing up through the advent of the consumer digital camera and all the improvements that have been made over the years. As I traveled more and worked on my editing I was able to capture what my vision was for the particular image. I’ve always been attracted to the mundane. The mundane to me is finding details in the larger vista that speak to the mood of a landscape. I still enjoy shooting and scanning 35mm negatives and finding new film stocks. Photography is part of being a perfectionist and embracing mistakes.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The planning that goes into exploring a new location from weather, lighting conditions, time of the season and required travel. The landscape photography realm is a competitive space, finding new ways to take original images. Finding an audience that appreciates unique images that offer a different perspective on popular places/compositions. Being able to self-critique your own work – I’ll revisit the same location if I know I can improve on lighting conditions or composition.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
A photographer and graphic designer from Waterbury, Vermont, Lisle has worked with a variety of outdoor companies. A former athlete himself, Lisle is a road warrior who has spent years traveling with top athletes taking photos and filming. His image library includes images published in local and national magazines as well as being named a finalist in the 2010 East Coast Super Shoot, 2011 Eye of the Condor in La Parva, Chile. In addition to photography – location scouting, packaging design, graphic design, illustrations, and web management are just a few other tricks up the sleeve.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I was just back in Salt Lake City in May, I had lived there from 2007 – 09. Easy access to lots of outdoor activities. As a photographer, Utah has so many different geological features – snow-covered mountains, desert, rock formations and of course salt flats. Lots of good restaurants. My only dislike is how conservative and religious the state is.

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Image Credits
Christopher Lisle – 2018 Iceland

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