Marketing Communications Manager | Surface Technologies, FMC, Inc.
It was such a pleasure working with Chip on a frac pad photo shoot. I had reviewed his industrial photos and was so impressed with the motion he showed in his images, that I contracted him for a large, full-day shoot in Pennsylvania. Chip not only showed up ready to go, he put in a very long day and captured some of the most amazing equipment photos. He was also able to capture our service personnel in action, but did so without them looking 'posed'. Chip did a fantastic job in capturing the essence of what we wanted to show in these photos. He is quite a talented photographer and his style is a fresh perspective on the oil and gas industry. What he captures through his lens is a whole different dimension. Thank you, Chip.
Marketing Communications Director, Biamp Systems
With a personal passion for photography myself, I’ve long admired Chip’s work and vision. I was delighted when the opportunity arose to work with him. He has an incredible attention to detail and understanding of how time, light, and form work together to create magical imagery of often very ordinary things.
On location, Chip is the consummate professional and problem solver – and is one of the hardest working photographers I’ve met. He works tirelessly to coax an image out of seemingly nothing, quickly spotting opportunities and nailing the shot. And he does it all with a smile. If you’re looking to differentiate your brand, I highly recommend Chip as a versatile partner delivering enormous value that cuts through visual clutter online or in print. It’s simply money well-invested.
CEO, Kinzelman Art Consulting
Our services were recommended by an architectural firm who had renovated the Plains Exploration and Production (PXP) space. We suggested the concept of having a photographer document the company's industry through a unique and artful approach. I served as the curator and director of the photo shoot and complete layout of the space. I met Chip in a formal review process of his work at Fotofest and the beauty, formality and measured confidence of his work set him apart from the many other artists I met with that week. Chip has tremendous experience, patience and insight that allows him to approach each project with great clarity. He was wonderful to collaborate with and gave me a strong sense of confidence in his abilities so that I was able to let him respond to each environmental need without my direction. Chip's thoughtful and purposeful approach to his subject is a reflection of Chip's success as an artist. His work speaks for itself.
Creative Director, HSR Business to Business
HSR Business to Business LLC helps industry leaders build and defend premium brands in rapidly commoditizing business markets. The assignment was to photograph the Eclipse 500 jet, the first very light jet in this category. We had four days to capture 12 interior and exterior shots.. for the Eclipse corporate brochure....[Chip's] direct mailer, a beautiful, over-sized black-and-white print of industrial pipes titled "Pipes at Sea." I immediately thought to myself, "If this guy can make pipes and oil rigs look this good, I can't imagine what he can do with a jet."I shared the print and my instincts about Chip with my executive creative director and the client, and they both agreed that Chip would be a perfect fit. It was a pleasure working with Chip. He also worked well under pressure. ...we wanted to have a half day for setup and shooting, because that shot would set the standard for the other photos. Unfortunately, due to the Eclipse 500 jet-flight tests, we were given permission for use of the jet for only 15 minutes. While I started to panic internally, Chip jumped right into action. He pulled out a compass, proceeded to look up to see the direction of the sun and quickly directed the engineer to park the jet exactly where Chip instructed. Once the jet was in position, Chip instructed his assistant to grab an assembly-line ladder, took his camera, climbed up and snapped several shots. Before Chip even finished stepping down from the ladder, the jet was on its way back to the hangar. He approached me with a confident smile and said, "We got the shot." At that moment, I knew he was a natural. He is not only one of the best photographers I know, but he also listens to what you have to say and is always willing to suggest ways to improve the final results.