Thank you for your interest in my work. I have been a full-time artist for more than 30 years and have had a life full of the magic of creating photographs. 

My current images are often created by allowing my subject to express themselves without reservation, then following the moment to new understandings. I seek to evoke a connection with the underlying magic of life. Too often we live in a world of our own expectations, blind to the power and oneness.

My figure work is not about beauty, but power. A woman’s curves speak of life. They reveal her fertility, her ability to nurture, and her power to bring and guide new life to this world. Without the veil of clothing her power is primal and awesome. Feminine power is inherently creative, it is the bringer of life. Male energy can be seen as destructive, but there can be no creation without destruction, they are parts of the whole.

My most recent abstract work is a result of my convolutional neural network AI post process experimentation. Style transfers may introduce a new world of evocative cross-pollinated expressions that help us see the world in a new way.

My photographs of smoke reveal the complexity and beauty of the invisible sea of air we live in. I called it Spirit Work because of it ephemeral flow and amazing resonance with our own human form.

Chris Maher