Chris Parsons

Photography

Chris Parsons is a native of South Carolina, now living in Nashville creating artwork as a portrait and still life photographer.  After earning his BFA from The Art Institute of Atlanta, Chris lived in NYC for ten years where he assisted several influential photographers including Steven Meisel, Danny Clinch, Arthur Elgort and Peggy Sirota.  His rekindled interest in 19th century photography dates back to his childhood days when he would collect old tintypes on antique outings with his mom.   When working with the wet plate collodion process, Chris aims to capture the symmetry and simplicity of human subjects and the natural world using a medium that embraces the beauty of imperfection.  Using a combination of clean, gentle lighting and unpredictable chemical artifacts, Chris allows viewers the opportunity to pause and reflect on a tangible image and connect with the often-ignored intricacies that are constantly surrounding us.