Full-time professional (paid work)
Photographer & Director
Educated in UK: Degree in Art & Design
Started as photo assistant at a studio in Chelsea London in 1970 Chris Thomson set up his own studio in London shooting Ad campaigns on large format & began to develop his distinct style of lighting & composition. Chris’s work has evolved from studio to shooting mainly on location overseas for Press Campaigns & Billboards for clients including alcohol, vehicles & swimwear.
Chris has also shot Calendars for International companies such as Heineken & BMW. as well as Glamour Calendars and he became known as the “Calendar King”. and has gained recognition in the industry with awards for Photography and also his Calendar work Client list included major international Advertising Agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, McCanns, Leo Burnett, DMB&B & and Chris began to receive requests to direct TV commercials.
At this period.Joined Sierra Production Company in London as a film director & D.P. shooting commercials for Black & White Whisky, Ford, and Hair & Beauty products In 1985 published his first book on photography containing portfolio & personal images, in association with ZOOM Magazine in Paris/France. OLYMPUS Cameras also began to sponsor Chris to promote their cameras & lenses.
Chris contributes regularly to the media with articles on creative Imagery, his images appear on magazine covers & bookstands worldwide.
Chris Thomson,s Production Company has offices in Dubai, Paris and Miami and specialise in Video Promos, Docureality, and Commercials.