A Canadian by birth, implanted into Melbourne over two decades ago, Chris Budgeon has spent his time in Australia honing his photographic craft. Now one of the country’s most acclaimed photographers, he has been ranked seven times among Lürzer’s Archive Top 200 Advertising Photographers worldwide, as well as maintaining a consistently and highly recognised personal practice.
Chris has been a finalist in Australia’s National Photographic Portrait Prize five times, as well as numerous finalist berths with such prizes as Bowness, Moran, Olive Cotton, and Ulrick & Schubert, among others. In 2012 he was the joint winner of the Head On Portrait Prize. He has exhibited widely and is held in numerous public and private collections.
Alongside this powerful personal practice, Chris continues a prolific commercial practice While based in Melbourne, he is sought after nationally for his original conceptual and character-based work. His eye for detail, compositional skill, and personable nature have made him a favourite of clients throughout his career.
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