Chris Close

Scottish (born 1967)
Chris Close Elish Angiolini About 2002 (printed 2005) © Chris Close

Biography

Nationality Scottish
Birth place St Andrews

Scottish photographer Chris Close was born and brought up in St Andrews. He studied at Westminster University, 1985 to 1988, followed by a postgraduate course at Strathclyde University, 1988 to 1990. Since then he has been self-employed as a photographer and is currently based in Edinburgh and London. He works mainly for clients in advertising and design, and specialises in portrait and landscape photography. He has had a passion for capturing the Scottish landscape ever since he started taking pictures: 'Living with the most visually stunning scenery on my doorstep it seemed to make sense. I didn't really think about it, I just went out and did it'. Close also chaired the Association of Photographers, Scotland, for around five years.