Bodybuilding Photographer Christopher Bailey
- Originally I set out to be a graphic designer, then in 1997 while living in Basingstoke I signed onto a media course which covered Design, Photography, Film Production and Journalism, this was when I first started taking pictures, later that year I was bought my first manual 35mm SLR.
During my design classes I learnt about the basics of Photoshop which has proven to be a vital skill years down the line when I switched over to digital cameras.
A lot of things have changed in the industry especially over the last 10 years and I feel very lucky to have learned to use a camera in the good old days of film.
I turned these skills into a business back in 2004 and since then I have travelled the world as a commercial photographer for many high profile clients.
Bodybuilder and Photographer Christopher Bailey
- I have always been involved in Fitness due to my background playing Ice Hockey for Great Britain. Becoming a fitness & bodybuilding photographer is something that has just naturally occurred for me over the last few years. Starting with a few brand names that spread to magazine and private portfolio work. Fitness is now around 90% of my work load.
Working alongside some of the worlds best Fitness Models, Athletes and Bodybuilders each day has rubbed off on me a little more than I would have originally expected.
With a push from fellow bodybuilder photographer Gillies Crofta and Mark Coles at M10 Fitness I took it on myself to go through the shoot process first hand.
I like to think this benefits the position I am in now knowing what everyone I work with goes through. I now have the utmost respect for the dedication of my clients