We are beyond excited to present Chris Heads as one of our contributing photographers for our Photography on a Postcard project. Predominantly a fashion photographer, Chris has worked for many brands including Levis, Bershka and Miss Selfridge. His talents are not bound solely to photography - he has also created many 'mini' films and is unafraid of experimenting across different mediums. He operates between LA, New York and Milan and is originally a Londoner. His photography is exciting and explosively alive. His images exude colour and fun, ultimately showing his subjects to be independent, confident and ultimately, very cool.
Chris Heads' work has been exhibited across publications in both Europe and the US; including Elle, Playboy, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Esquire and many more. He is the go-to photographer for urban, sexy and lively photoshoots. An expert at utilising light and surroundings, Chris has a talent for producing relatable stories, yet still manages to capture an air of exclusivity. Some of Chris' work draws upon glamorous settings for single girl stories to create glitzy and exciting imagery. In other images, Chris follows gangs of confidently dressed and uniquely styled girls; emanating playful and vivacious energy on bustling city sidewalks or on stretches of sandy west coast beaches.
It is very apparent to see the influence of travelling and living in a multitude of different places on Chris' work. He has nailed the ability to capture the energies of particular environments in single photographs. There is a kind of teenage hazy filter applied to much of his LA based photography, which embodies the dreamy and elusive lifestyle often associated with California living. In contrast, many of his photos from shoots in New York are punchy, loud, expressive and fantastically bold. Nevertheless, his studio based work is equally characterful and quirky.
What is most striking about Chris' collective works, is the variety and diversity of his style. He has no one particular distinct effect which he tries to achieve, unlike many other fashion photographers who are often afraid to branch out once they have found their identity in the industry. Heads is unique in his approach, often manipulating his photographs in post production to add artistic doodles and flecks, or adding a florescent boarder to an otherwise greyscale portrait. What unites much of his work, however, is the spirit of the girl he uses as his protagonist across the board. She is the kind of girl who lights up rooms and marches to the beat of her own drum.
We are delighted to have Chris on board for Art and a Postcard, can you spot which postcard is his?
About the writer
Claudia Gould has written for various publications including GQ and LOVE magazine. She graduated from the University of Leeds in 2014 with a 2:1 Geography and has since gone on to pursue a career in fashion, and is a full time model with Storm London. A keen writer and fashion enthusiast; her secret project 'ClaudRobe' will be launching later this Summer. Claudia has been volunteering for The Hepatitis C Trust since she was 14.