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Hi there! I'm Chris, and I'm the photographer behind The Silence of the Lens...

I'm actually getting married in Croatia in September 2017 so I know EXACTLY how you feel in trying to a wedding photography for your big day that matches your style, vision and personality...

I’m a photographer based in Port Talbot, South Wales, but I’m also a few other things too – a people-watcher, a web programmer, a gin connoisseur, and a Pixies obsessive (the 80's/90's alt rock band, not the fairytale kind). I'm rarely found without my camera - I absolutely love being behind the lens... but generally hate being in front of it.

I specialise in unposed, unstaged, documentary-style photography. I use Fujifilm X series cameras for my work and am also a bit of a nut for Polaroid pictures and Fujifilm Instax prints.

Outside of photography, I love amazing South Wales sunsets, Netflix binges, Spotify playlists, and my record player and record collection. You can usually find me listening to the Pixies, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, or a movie soundtrack on vinyl... or binge-watching It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Freaks & Geeks, or Twin Peaks... or re-watching American Beauty, True Romance, or Rear Window for the 1,354th time. Oh and I can also quote pretty much every Friends episode ever. "I’m not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?"

So, why 'The Silence of the Lens'?

The inspiration for the name The Silence of the Lens comes from a combination of:

  • my discreet style and approach (ninja style aka documentary/reportage photography)
  • my silent and unobtrusive cameras (Fujifilm X series mirrorless cameras)
  • and one of my favourite books and films of all time (The Silence of the Lambs)

Interesting note: I live very close to where Anthony Hopkins, who famously played Hannibal Lecter in the films, is from: Margam, Port Talbot, South Wales.

If you think my style and approach matches your plans and vision, or to check availability, then please get in touch - I'd love to hear from you.