Chris Gilbert lives in Cressbrook, right at the very heart of the Peak District. Chris has been photographing since the 1980’s and bought his first camera a Zenit E SLR with his first paypacket. He has lived in the Peak District since 1994. He is a full time photographer and conducts 1-2-1’s and workshops (you can book here) as well as selling fine art prints of his images and supplying Peak District businesses with photographs.
Chris is also one of the photographers, along with Ian Daisley, Graham Dunn, Karen Frankel and Alex Hyde, that form the collective called the Peak Gallery who exhibit and sell their work at the gallery located upstairs at the Peak District National Park Visitor Centre in Bakewell. Chris has been published in several magazines and recently illustrated the book Peak Echoes with his photographs. Peak Echoes is a collection of short stories by local writers about places in the Peak District .
Chris was commended in the 2012 Landscape photographer of the year (LPOTY) competition as well as being shortlisted in 2010, the same year that he was shortlisted in Beautiful Britain competition. Chris is involved in a project photographing Haddon Hall based on the illustrations and lithographs of Samuel Raynor, from Raynor’s The History and Antiquities of Haddon Hall (1836). He is equally at home photographing the grand landscapes and the dales of the Peak as he is taking images of rural scenes and life, flowers and wildlife. He is outside with his camera all year round recording the moods and views of the Peak District. Chris is a co-author of the fotoVUE photo-location guidebook, Photographing The Peak District.