Have you ever pursued a passion so single-mindedly that it changed the lens through which you view your world? Changed it to the point that your natural filter is one of clarity? Chris Hornbecker has, and his story – from old-school Portland skateboarder to globe-traveling, sought-after professional photographer – is as unique and memorable as the images he captures.
Growing up obsessed with skateboarding in Portland, Oregon, Chris began shooting photos with his dad’s camera, capturing his friends’ skateboarding. He studied photography in a largely organic way, working on set with award winning photographers around the world before launching his own career as a commercial and editorial photographer.
Exploring Chris’ work, you cannot help but see the honesty that his photography highlights. His aesthetic celebrates details often overlooked. He is praised by clients for his keen ability to find the authenticity in each scene, in each subject, and in each moment.
Clients hire Chris not only for his high-quality work, but equally for his consummate professional service. Put it another way: Chris has the chops to be a “diva” but the respect, humility and experience to know better.
Nowadays, Chris Hornbecker shoots for some of the biggest and most visible brands in the world: Nike, Levi’s, Pendleton, Adidas, Sony and more. Based in Portland, Oregon, Chris works locally and globally. He and his crew are ready when you are.