Christopher Shain – About

Chris Shain is a successful commercial photographer with 30 years experience making creative photographs on location for a wide range of clients in the corporate, industrial and architectural industries. He has documented major infrastructure projects, produced high quality images for annual reports and capability brochures, as well as architectural photography of domestic housing, significant heritage structures and major public buildings.

Following tertiary education as an engineer, He began his career working as assistant, including 10 years working alongside the Australian photographic icon David Moore. His work has been published widely in Australia and overseas.

He has personal work in the Australian Photographers Collection and has been a finalist 3 times in the Head On portrait prize. In a recent “Capture” magazine survey he was voted by his peers as one of the top ten commercial photographers in Australia,  Chris is also a regular lecturer at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney. He is a member of the American Society of Media photographers (ASMP), was made an Associate member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and is currently a director of the Australian Copyright Council. He has worked on several long term personal photography projects, mostly around heritage restoration. For the last 2 years has been documenting the intricate spire and roof restoration of  St James King St, which is the oldest church building in Sydney.

He has wide respect within the photographic community around the world and has spoken to many photographers groups, government and the media on issues relating to photography and the photo industry. He was an integral part of an industry team that were successful in making amendments to section 35(5) of the copyright act in 1998

In another life he may well have pursued a career as a professional tenor choral singer, and has sung with several high standard choirs around Australia, including the choir of St James King St and the Sydney Chamber Choir.