Introducing “Impressions of San Francisco” by photographer Christopher Dydyk.
“Photography is what I am; it is not something I do”, says Christopher Dydyk.
Christopher’s grandfather was a photographer, not by trade, but by inclination. At the age of 13 Christopher was given all of his grandfather’s photographic equipment and negatives. Deeply touched by this generosity he was inspired to use the very same camera. He had connected to an art to which was to become his life. His grandfather’s camera proved to be a catalyst. He discovered something about the space where scenes are immortalized, between the film and the shutter, which told him that this was where he should turn his attentions. His early experiments with the camera showed him that he could capture the feeling he had for the world around him and share it with others.
Christopher Dydyk began his career as a professional photographer in 1995. Although he is best known around the world as the co-author of the best selling photo book “SHYBOY: THE HORSE THAT CAME IN FROM THE WILD”, he is an editorial photographer who specializes in event, corporate and people photography. His unique blend of style is developed from a broad range of artistic and photographic experience.
Christopher Dydyk has a broad range of clients, including neighbors down the street, ad-agencies, publishing companies, non-profit organizations and world wide corporations. His artistic works are in the permanent collections of institutions such as Harvard Law School and Windsor Castle, England.
He also has a number of fine art projects in the works, including a series of landscape and detail photographs of Golden Gate Park, and a series of reconstructed and overlaid photographs of San Francisco that collectively represent a unique tour of the city, across space and time. He calls them Impressions of San Francisco. Christopher also restores historical photographs of San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District, where he lives with his partner and his two dogs; this particular project is part of Christopher’s ongoing effort to use photography to reclaim history and memory.
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