About Me

Christopher John Ball BA (Hons) MA is a widely exhibited and published, award winning, London based, fine arts photographer, playwright and lecturer. With over 30 years experience as a photographer - his work is in public and private collections worldwide and he is the co-founder of the ''Association of Erotic Artists'' which can be found at http://www.associationoferoticartists.co.uk .

He contributes articles on photography for various publications and acts as an external moderator for several photographic courses in London. His images have been showcased in Italian, German, Spanish, Hong Kong SAR, British and mainland Chinese publications and also displayed within the pages of several respected online galleries. He has also been interviewed for Television programmes that have been transmitted in Europe, the USA and Great Britain.

After several years within a commercial photographic background, including running his own studio, Chris became more interested in using photography as a fine arts medium and, along with exploring its role within 'community arts' and education, this is now the direction his work takes him.

Chris draws his inspiration from philosophy, film and music. He believes that how we see ourselves, and how we are objectified by the camera, is an existential rationale and his work is an attempt to explore this belief. Given that he is also a writer, and because he sees in photography a strong link to literature, it should come as no surprise to find that his photographs are often made to work in series so as to create a visual narrative. Rarely working from studios - the choice of everyday locations for his photographs is a deliberate intent to emphasise a mundane theatricality. His images are intended to be something that the viewer will want to explore and enjoy, over repeated viewings, to find meaning, rather than be something that is of instant gratification.

Chris often uses non-conventional photographic equipment - such as pin-hole, Holga, Diana, home-made, adapted and vintage cameras - and alternative photographic processes, such as the cyanotype, to create a specific aesthetic.


Christopher was selected as a juror for both the 2008/09 'Erotic Signature' annual international arts competition and the 'Erotic Review Photographer of the Year Prize 2009'

He recently had work on show at the 'Erotic Heritage Museum' in Las Vegas, USA, the 'ArtBay Gallery' in Stoke on Trent, UK and the 'She Said' Gallery, Brighton, UK, Milton Keynes, UK, 'The Gallery Liverpool' and various London venues including 'The Trocadero' and 'Olympia'. Chris has more exhibitions, projects and publications planned for 2011.

"...sensual nudes that pay homage to the female form in a manner that is both graceful and elegant. Very rarely do we come across a portfolio that strikes us so deeply..." - The New Nude Magazine

Christopher also acts as a fine art/photography advisor, international photographic competition juror, portfolio consultant and exhibition curator. He has experience in facilitating and advising on art based/lifestyle TV programming - in particular fine art photography and erotic arts.

In addition to his fine art work Chris has also produced several photographic projects of a socio-documentary nature that have attracted Arts Council funding.

Christopher is happy to work/collaborate with creative models, dancers and actresses who are looking to work on interesting projects and build up their portfolios with artistic, intelligent and thought provoking images, on a PFT/CDFT basis initially, of the type that can be exhibited in galleries.

If you are interested in collaborating with Chris on future exhibitions or publications then please feel free to contact through net-model or via his email at chris@classicnudes.co.uk

Christopher is at work on several book projects that are due for publication in 2011. If you wish to be considered as a model for said publications please feel free to contact. Please note that due to the nature of his images - fine art nude - he will only work with models of aged 18 years or older and proof of age may be asked for.