Ferry Building Tower by Christopher Dydyk

Christopher Dydyk

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - United States


Christopher Dydyk first seriously began taking photographs at the age of 13, by simply documenting the beauty he saw in nature. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Biopsychology, he decided to pursue his passion of photography and he attended Brooks Institute of Photography. It was during this tenure that he was given the opportunity to photograph the cover of a soon to be best selling book “The Man Who Listens To Horses”. A couple of years later the book “Shy-Boy, The Horse That Came In From The Wild” was published with over 100 of his photographs. This book went on to become a world wide best seller.

“Plainspoken yet powerful–A remarkable story –Dydyk’s breathtaking color photographs capture the rugged majestic terrain while exploring, without sentimentality, the spirit of nobility and freedom that the horse represents in [our] collective psyche.”-Publishers Weekly April 12, 1999

Christopher Dydyk’s latest series, his ‘Impressions’, focus on city life. He states: “Traditional photography is beautiful and is at the foundation of my work. However, for me, today, it lacks the multidimensionality to fully express the sensations of energy and joy that I often feel when looking upon a city scene”. To overcome these limitations, he developed a technique that better expresses both space and time, as well as the feelings he has when experiencing them. To create his pieces, multiple images are taken of the same subject and overlaid, digitally, eliminating certain elements while highlighting others. His final pieces seek to capture the four dimensions (that are space and time) to more fully reflect the actual experience of “seeing.” Christopher states: “My Impressions are created by merging the technology of today with the photography of yesterday. For the viewer there are endless discoveries encapsulated in the density of each scene and a feeling of experiencing the moment not just looking at it.”

“What you have done with layering multiple photographic images to create an impression of a moment in a seemingly non photographic form is nothing short of creative brilliance. I love it.”-Musquez, Art Director

Christopher Dydyk’s work has been featured in publications world wide – Random House North America, Harper Collins – USA, Lubbe –Germany, Gran Bretagna de Hutchinson – Italy, Penguin, Albin Michel -France, Aschehoug Dansk Forlag –Denmark, Euro Media – Checkoslovakia, Chivers Press –England, Media Rodzina – Poland. As well his works are in public and private collections around the globe, including Windsor Castle, England and Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.

Local shows

SFMoMa Artist Gallery - San Francisco
ZK Gallery - Fishermans Wharf - San Francisco
1455 Market St Lobby -San Francisco
Roche Bobois - San Francisco California + Portland Oregon + Dallas Texas

Christopher Dydyk - Album: Impressions of San Francisco - City

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