Christopher Cuttriss

Hello! I'm Christopher. Here's a bit of what makes me me.

I love stories. Whether I'm telling them or listening to them, if you've got a story you've got my attention. I live in a small town called Fillmore, which is in Ventura County, which is just outside of LA county in California. The town is surrounded by agriculture, so much so that Sunkist was started just down the street from my house. Wherever you go there are remnants of Sunkist, like little vignettes from the past.

I love films. I went to film school with this big idea that surely I was going to be the next Steven Spielberg, or Giuseppe Tornatore. What I found during those four years, however, was a love of the little things. Maybe someday, in a whirl of brilliance, I'll write the big story that makes me famous. Until then, it's the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of everyday life that really grab me.

I love making friends. When I was young I had a pronounced stutter. It was so bad that I couldn't even talk on the phone. To this day I am overly self-conscious of what little is left and it makes me much more shy than I want to be. That quirk has had a positive effect, however, in that I love talking to people and making connections that last a lifetime.

Every photographer has their own motivation for their art. Mine is finding and celebrating the moments in life that bring us together.