Viimeksi paikalla kauan aikaa sitten

Valokuvaaja Chris Sansom


Viimeksi paikalla kauan aikaa sitten

Leeds, Yhdistynyt kuningaskunta PRO

8 vuotta MyWedissä
Osaamani kielet: englannin Leeds, Yhdistynyt kuningaskunta 0 Chris Sansom +44 113 808 0692


  • Oletko valokuvauksellinen?

    Hell no!

  • Miten päädyit valokuvausalalle?

    To be completely honest I finished Film School and didn't want to make films, so I looked for a way to make a living from Photography and weddings just made sense. There wasn't a burning desire to be involved with weddings. I learned to build a website and offered cheap photography and within two weeks I'd shot my first wedding. During that time I saw Rangefinder magazine and read American Photo's 'Worlds top ten' list and I was completely inspired. When I shot the first wedding I was totally and utterly hooked, I just loved everything about it. Soon after Verity joined be and we never looked back.

  • Mikä on sinusta tärkeintä hyvässä kuvassa?

    Composition, originality and light

  • Tykkäätkö matkustamisesta?

    Yes, although until recently I've not done much!

  • Mistä pidät eniten ammatissasi?

    Getting to do what I love with the person I love most in the world. What's not to like!?

  • Mistä pidät vähiten ammatissasi?

    Some of the attitudes we encountered when we first started out, with some people worrying more about what others are doing than themselves.

  • Mikä on valokuvauksen tulevaisuus?

    Who knows! Everything seems to go full circle so I'm sure a lot of the techniques people are using now will still be popping up in the future.

  • Mikä on sille valokuvauslajille erityistä, johon olet erikoistunut?

    It's a day that is absolutely jam packed with photo opportunities. As photographers all any of us can ask for is a great moment or two and weddings provide a bounty of great moments. Not to mention the fact that everyones cheerful and it's just a flippin' awesome job!

  • Kuinka suhtaudut kritiikkiin?

    We don't really get much criticism! Certainly not from clients, but if we did we would just try to rectify the situation any way that we could to ensure they still had a great experience. If it's criticism from peers, mentors or each other then we know they have our best interests at heart and try to take it on board so we can improve next time.

  • Onko valokuvauksessa trendejä?

    Loads! Too many to list and a few that really wind me up. I won't start on those.

  • Minkä kriteerien perusteella asiakkaan pitäisi valita valokuvaaja?

    They have to connect with their photographer and be comfortable sharing their day with them. They obviously have to love the photos too!

  • Mikä on ehdottomasti kiellettyä kuvauksessa?

    Over here in the UK we're pretty reserved when it comes to the ceremony. Our officiants don't tend to like us getting too up close and personal so we have to be careful not to overstep any boundaries there. Oh and other suppliers trying to push you out of the way....but that's another story!

  • Mitkä yksityiskohdat, jotka yleensä jäävät huomaamatta, valokuvaaja voi tallettaa?

    Intimate moments between the bride and groom,

  • Mikä vaikuttaa kuvan arvoon? Mikä kuvissa on tärkeintä?

    Waaaaay to much to write down. From personal connection to technical skill. It all depends on who's judging it, I know most the photos I consider to be valuable aren't technically great, they just have emotional significance. Of course if you can get an emotionally significant photo that is technically sound then you're onto a winner!

  • Kuka on sinun mielestäsi 2000-vuosisadan symboli?

    Haha that's a pretty odd one, I have no idea!

  • Ketä haluaisit kuvata?

    I'd love to photograph Zach Braff!

  • Onko sinulla ammatillisia tabuja?


  • Kenen kanssa haluaisit kuvata?

    I'd love to go on a shoot with Ben and Erin Chrisman, Davina + Daniel, Two Mann Studios, they are all couples who've really inspired us. Oh and I'd love a day out with Emin Kuliyev, every day he posts some new awesome lens creation on Facebook, I'd just love to try out some of his exotic kit!

  • Mistä huolehdit ja miksi?

    I don't really worry about anything, I'm not a worrier!

  • Mikä on ollut elämäsi vaikuttavin hetki?

    I don't know really, hopefully there's lots to come!

  • Jos olisit animoitu, kirjallisuus- tai elokuvahahmo, kuka olisit ja miksi?

    Totoro, because he's awesome.

  • Kuka sinua on inspiroinut elämässäsi ja miksi?

    Photographically there are too many awesome people to list!

  • Miten ja millä perusteella määrittelisit menestyksen?

    Are people booking you? That's really all there is to it, everything else in terms of awards etc is lovely but not a measure of success.

  • Haluaisitko olla mieluummin tykätty vai kunnioitettu?


  • Mikä on suurin virheesi, jonka olet tehnyt työssäsi?

    Touch wood I haven't ever made any huge mistakes!

  • Kun lähdet matkalle, mitä otat mukaasi ja miksi?

    A camera because it's part of who we are!

  • Oletko koskaan toivonut, ettet olisi ostanut jotain omistamistasi vempaimista? Miksi?

    Not really, I love all of my gadgets!

  • Miten opettelet ottamaan parempia kuvia?

    By watching films and looking at masters of photography outside of weddings. There's so much to learn from other fields of photography!

  • Kuka on vaikuttanut eniten ammattiisi valokuvaajana?

    Verity's, I see everything she shoots so that always affects me moving forwards.

  • Minkä yhden asian olisit toivonut tietäväsi, kun aloitit kuvaamisen?

    The less you see other wedding photographers work, the more you develop a unique style. And not to worry about anyone copying your shots!

  • Mitä haluat ilmaista valokuvillasi?

    Nothing, it's about how the couple want their day to unfold and I want the photos to reflect that. Ok, it's in my style but it's their story so it should be their message.

  • Mikä motivoi sinua jatkamaan kuvausta?

    I just love taking photos!

  • Olisiko vanhempiesi pitänyt olla tiukempia tai päinvastoin?

    I really couldn't ask for a better life, so I'd say neither, I wouldn't want anything to change!

  • Jos voisit palata ajassa taaksepäin, mitä tekisit eri tavalla?

    I'd worry less about having the best kit. It really doesn't make a difference!

  • Uskotko, että muilla planeetoilla on elämää?

    What about it? It has to exist somewhere and I'd love to see where!

  • Ketkä ovat sankareitasi?

    I don't really have any heroes, lots of people I respect, but not particularly any heroes!

  • Ketä et kunnioita?

    Where I grew up there was a lot of closed-mindedness and intolerance so I don't have any respect for people like that!

  • Mitä teet vapaa-ajallasi?

    Take photos, train for Ninja Warrior and train and compete in Triathlons.

  • Mitä puolta yleisö ei koskaan näe sinussa?

    The 'sitting at home and watching chick flicks with Verity' side

  • Milloin olet täysin tyytyväinen työhösi?

    Never! I love what we do but there's always things that you could improve on and that's what makes us strive to continue pushing ourselves professionally.

  • Uskotko miesten ja naisten perinteisiin rooleihin?


  • Saatko helposti ystäviä?


  • Missä haluaisit asua?

    I absolutely love Yorkshire, but I would like to live in the Lake District one day, or possibly America!

  • Mikä on typerin asia, johon olet koskaan suostunut?

    I have no idea!

  • Jatkuuko elämä avioliiton jälkeen?

    What an odd question! I love life after marriage!

  • Onko sinulla suosikkivitsiä? Kerro pois.

    Not really!

  • Pidätkö koirista vai kissoista?

    Both, but I prefer dogs!

  • Ketä tai mitä vihaat?

    I don't really HATE anything!

  • Parasta elämässä on:

    My wife!

  • Ärsyttävintä elämässä on:

    There only being 24 hours in a day during wedding season

  • Haluaisitko muuttaa mitään ympärilläsi?


  • Mitä haluaisit muuttaa itsessäsi?

    Nothing really, I'm pretty comfortable with my flaws!

  • Mitä haluaisit muuttaa maailmassa?

    That's a pretty big one! A bit more financial equality around the world would be a good start.

  • Haluaisitko antaa vinkkejä aloitteleville valokuvaajille?

    Concentrate on what you're best at, looking at other photographers is great but you'll never make any headway until you produce something that's truly your own instead of rehashing old work.

  • Jos Maahan saapuisi avaruusolioita ja he näkisivät sinut ensimmäisenä, mitä sanoisit heille?

    Leave, before the government locks you in a bunker!

  • Jos sinut kutsuttaisiin kuvaamaan elokuvaa, mitä tyylilajia se edustaisi?

    I'd like to shoot a comedy drama

  • Huomenna aion...

    A triathlon, without any training at all since it's been a busy wedding season.