London-based photographer Christopher Bissell picked up his first camera whilst sailing to New Zealand, turning 21 on the voyage. His self-taught passion developed into a successful career spanning over 40 years across advertising, celebrity, music and fashion. Christopher is the photographer who fine-tuned the “Ambient Spill” lighting technique.
Christopher is very active in his field. Working mostly in digital, he takes great joy in shooting film on his beloved Hasselblad. Britain’s Focus Magazine even wrote that, “Photography is part of this man’s DNA”.
Christopher was born in England and spent his teen years in Canada. He relocated to London in the mid 80’s where he started shooting for Vogue with Zandra Rhodes. Shortly after this, he became involved in the music scene, photographing a wide array of notable artists with major music labels including Universal, Sony, Jive and Virgin Records.
In the 90’s Christopher was asked to shoot advertising campaigns for global brands such as Coca-Cola, Toyota and Unilever. He then went on to work in television, appearing on Britain’s Next Top Model for 4 seasons from 2007, as a photographer and guest judge.
Today, Christopher spends his time travelling, working on editorials and campaigns.