Chris Backley

Los Angeles, CA

Chris is a published writer, nomad photographer, and paramedic. While anything can be his muse he primarily draws inspiration from gourmet burgers, Clint Eastwood, and his passport. Although he is a member of the rare breed of native Los Angelenos, he has also lived in New Haven, Connecticut and Paris, France. When he isn’t in an ambulance or a plane, he can be found right next to you at one of those oh-so-trendy communal tables. Are you going to finish that?

Chris’ writing has been published on the LAist, Thought Catalog, and Chalkboard Mag. He also wrote weekly love column on the dating site HowAboutWe. He is the founder of the local writing group “Ink & Ampersand” and wrote the book “How Much Does Love Cost: 33 Essays on Modern Dating“. You can see his photography at the Daily Bruin, Johnny Moxie, and a mail order meat catalog that’s floating around the country (but that’s a story for another time). When he isn’t traveling, he resides in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.