Chris Craymer is first and foremost a storyteller. Whether he’s working on editorial or advertising stills, directing commercials, or as an independent filmmaker, Chris’ trademark is his ability to elicit subtle, fascinating truths from his subjects. Creating work that is both relatable and aspirational.
For Chris, every project he works on combines his artistic sensibility with his search for that extra performance that makes his work unique. Whether they are a Hollywood star or in front of the camera for their first time.
As such he creates moments of love, confusion, trust, delight, or fear in ways that fascinate and intrigue us. By putting his emphasis on story and authenticity Chris creates unusually evocative stills photography, witty and/or compassionate commercials, and tender, yet powerful film narratives.
His key is simple. Always intelligent and empathetic, he creates a great environment for both subjects and clients to express themselves. The compliment he always loves best is when someone leaves set saying it was their “best day ever”.
He has published four photo-essay books and exhibited his work in London, Paris, Hong Kong and New York and recently released his short indie film, Gifts of the Heart, currently appearing in the global short film award circuit.