Tying up the series on photographs of Sri Lanka by foreign photographers is Chris Sorensen. Interestingly, most Chris’ career was spent in front of the lens as a model and an actor. But having worked with professional photographers Chris learnt more about photography and discovered he enjoyed time behind the lens as well. Once bitten by the photography bug almost 8 years ago, there was no turning back.
Chris has since travelled to many countries and shot amazing photographs. And that’s not just our opinion; he was awarded the 2014 Communication Arts Photo Annual. He was also one of the chosen winners for American Photography 30, and the Grand Prize winner of the 2013 PDN Faces photo competition and a Finalist in the 2013 Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards.
Chris’ style of photography is bright and vivid, and he’s certainly captured the vibrancy of Sri Lankan life in his collection on our paradise island.
Okay, we have plenty of sunset shots. But sunsets on the west coast of Sri Lanka are gorgeous! So why not?
A different perspective of Sigiriya.
Even the aged in Sri Lanka are vibrant – both people and places
A game of football on the beach
Mostly shot at a distance, photographs of the stilt fishers are more often than not landscape shots of figures standing/sitting on stilts in the sea with their fishing rods held out. Here’s a closer, more human take on stilt fishermen
Once again not your typical stilt fisherman; a somber moment of a solitary stilt fisherman taking a break and staring into the distance, as strong waves roll against his stilt
A group of Buddhist monks make their way up into the gaping mouth of a dragon – the entrance to the Buddhist museum
At least one of your school trips included visiting Pinnawella. Here Chris captures a row of school girls watching elephants bathe
That split second when the mahout looks and the elephant charges at you
Nana’s at Galle Face in the evening
An elderly Buddhist monk making notes
If you found these photographs as captivating as we did, do check out Chris’ website for more.