I was particularly delighted when Contact The Elderly asked me to provide some promotional event photography for the charity to use in their communications. I am also a volunteer driver for the charity, and have seen first hand what fantastic work they do in tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst elderly people in communities all across the UK. So it was a pleasure to combine my volunteer work with some event photography as well!

I sought to capture the sociable atmosphere and the friendships on Contact’s monthly outings, which give lonely elderly people who live alone the chance to enjoy tea and food together at different host’s houses once a month. Plus, during our subsequent outings, our guests have now enjoyed looking through their own photographs from previous events – I have been taking requests for prints!

I’m a documentary wedding photographer and event photographer covering Surrey, Sussex, London and the South East. I love to express the true atmosphere of your day in an unobtrusive manner, allowing you and your guests to be themselves and enjoy the day.

Documentary event photography and wedding photography by Chris Silk

Documentary event photography for Contact the Elderly by Chris Silk

Documentary event photography and wedding photography by Chris Silk

Documentary event photography for Contact the Elderly by Chris Silk

Documentary event photography and wedding photography by Chris Silk

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Autumn may possibly be the most beautiful time of year to enjoy Richmond Park. The warm palettes of colours radiate in contrast to the frosty air and shorter days – the golden yellows and browns of the grasses and heathers glowing in the sun, underneath parasols of trees ranging from deepest greens to burning oranges.

I wasn’t initially intending on taking a photograph on this particular day. But as I took a walk through a wooded glade with the leaves gathering underfoot, I couldn’t resist another experimentation.

Most of my panoramic photo collages are available to buy. They are unique pieces of photographic wall art that can be printed in any size you like, up to a massive three meters wide!

And if you’re looking for a Surrey event photographer or wedding photographer, then I’m available for bookings in 2017 and beyond. My local areas are London, Surrey, Sussex and the South East – but I’ve travelled across the UK on commission, and like the opportunity to visit new places further afield as well!

Richmond Park in Autumn - Panoramic photo collage by Chris Silk

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It doesn’t come much better than the world-famous Abbey Road Studios for a location steeped in creative history! So I was delighted to join hundreds of lucky Rock Choir ladies and gents into Abbey Road’s huge, world-famous Studio 1, and the Beatles’ Studio 2.

It was for four recording sessions and two days of documentary event photography – and Rock Choir certainly know how to have a good time, which made my job even more enjoyable! Groups from the 20,000 strong, nationwide contemporary choir were recording a selection of tracks. I photographed the weekend as it happened, looking to capture the story of their day through reportage music photography and event photography. It’s probably changed a lot since the Beatles came together in the same spot, but none of the Abbey Road magic has gone since then.

I’m a documentary event photographer based in Surbiton, and I’m available for music and event photography in Surrey, London, the South East and beyond! I would be delighted to cover your event or wedding. Just drop me a line or email me to check my availability.

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After a long day of event photography for Rock Choir’s recording sessions, I found myself standing in the huge, world famous, Abbey Road Studio 1. Just give me one good reason not to make a panoramic photo collage!

I thought very carefully about this one. Where should I stand? What objects are nearby, and where will the further objects appear throughout the image as the camera slowly pans around from one image to the next? When I first started my 360 degree panoramic photographs, I was determined that it would remain abstract photography over and above an exact science. But knowing where to stand, where to start and how to compose from the beginning? Whichever way you look at it, that still takes a lot of careful consideration.

I hope you enjoy seeing my photographic collage of Studio 1. I also produced another photo collage of Studio 2, which is where the Beatles did much of their recording. I’ll feature that one in due course.

Prints are available from small sizes up to strikingly large centrepieces that can be used as atmospheric, contemporary wall art. Or, you can commission me to photograph a space of your choosing. Just drop me a line or email me, or check out this page for more information.

Abbey Road Studio 1

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The iconic and yet intimate courtyards of Oxford’s university colleges – a wonderful first location for a new selection of abstract panoramic photographs in 2016!

To make one of my 360 degree panoramic photographic collages, it can take anywhere up to around 120 individual photographs. So I get used to being asked why I’m taking so many pictures of the ground and sky! Not in Oxford, though – the students at Jesus College and All Souls College were far too busy studying and playing croquet.

I hope to return to Oxford to take further panoramic collages once building works have finished obstructing some of the other views. But I have ideas for other locations in the pipeline too.

You can see more of my abstract panoramic photos in the artworks gallery. They’re nearly all for sale, at a range of sizes to fit all sorts of spaces.

And if you’d like a decorative photo collage of your own home or business, just drop me a line or send me a message!

Panoramic Photo Collage of Jesus College, Oxford

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