Christopher Amaral, Photographer

After graduation from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1994, Chris assisted several LA and NY photographers, where he got his first exposure to the world of commercial photography. By 1997 Chris had started his own business, and was soon recognized by prominent art directors who then referred him to NY ad agencies where months later he decided to relocate.

His name has become synonymous with lifestyle advertising, people and editorial.

Chris has been commissioned by Y&R, BBD&O, Ogilvy, McCann, Saatchi, Grey, Mother, and eminent TV commercial companies from coast-­‐to-­‐coast and abroad. His photo assignments have been for many of the world’s most prestigious advertisers, both consumer and business-­‐to-­‐business, including: Pepsi, Disney, AOL, Chase, Net Jets, the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, and Verizon, to name a few. His photography has contributed to award-­‐winning advertising campaigns over the years. He is frequently called upon to work with Scripps Network and HGTV, and has shot editorial for magazines such as Real Simple and HGTV Mag.

Have camera, will travel.

Chris recently returned from a people and places photo journey for Facebook that took him around the world including: Asia, the Middle East, South America and Europe. His U.S. assignments have taken him everywhere from NY to LA to photograph celebrities, and sport figures.

In addition to his commercial assignments, his art photography has been featured in metro New York galleries.
Chris recently relocated to Atlanta, GA where he lives and works, and still maintains his studio in the NYC metro area.