Chris Terry started honing his craft on set more than 20 years ago, assisting leading photographers like David Bailey, Tony McGee and Anthony Crickmay. Having begun his career in portraiture, Chris’ work naturally diversified into food-based commissions after developing long term working relationships with several high profile chefs. He now photographs people, food and places for both advertising and publishing clients.
Chris’ commissions are for clients as diverse as AEG, Danone, Dr Oetker, House & Garden, Jamie Oliver, Jordans, Nestle, Nike, Nikon, Not On The Highstreet, Intercontinental, Sainsbury’s, Standard Chartered and Stella as well as books for publishers such as Bloomsbury (Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saison), Kyle Books (Caldesi’s), Octopus (Death By Burrito, Oklava) Penguin (Jamie Oliver, Lindsay Bareham, Tim Hayward), Quercus (Allegra McEverdy, Matt Tebbutt), Quadrille (Richard Burr, Valentine Warner), Simon & Schuster (Lisa Faulkner) and Random House (GBBO, Nadiya Hussain, Nieves Barrigan)
Alongside his commercial commissions, Chris is working towards an M.A. in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. His desire to build upon his storytelling skills, especially those important stories that aren’t always pretty ones, has been driven by his international project work for charities like RNIB and not-for-profit organisations like the United Nations World Food Programme and the Fair Trade Foundation.