Christopher Pouget was born in the small rural town of Amherstburg, Ontario and moved to Tofino in 2003. From a very young age Christopher found himself drawn to cameras and the art of photography. He studied graphic design at St Clair College in Windsor, Ontario and pursued a career in it for a number of years. He worked in newspaper production and as a graphic designer.
Christopher turned to photography originally for specific shots to fulfill needs in the graphic design projects he was working on. It was then that he realized how much he loved the art and continued to pursue it wholeheartedly. He is mostly self-taught and inspired by light and the way it interacts with life.
“My objective is for the viewer to feel the very essence of the moment, it’s not necessarily about sharpness or exposure... it’s about the emotion you can bring out in someone.” Christopher will use any excuse to get behind the lens but he particularly enjoys photojournalism and landscapes. His work has been published in various magazines, newspapers and websites across the country.