Chris Eichenseer is a photographer who lives and works in Chicago. He has shot musicians, fashion apparel, landscapes and conceptual photographs since begining his work in 1996. He has started and been deeply involved in record labels (Someoddpilot Records, Consumers Research & Development, Chocolate Industries), toured and drummed with his bands (The Timeout Drawer and Beak), and currently owns and creative directs a design studio in Wicker Park called Someoddpilot.
His work has drawn the attention of the music community, magazines, galleries, and fashion apparel companies, he’s completed films, music videos and commissions for over 40 record covers in the past decade. His deep involvement in music has placed him behind the drums of the heavy metal band Beak and has led to his portrait work with some of today’s seminal musicians – including Steve Albini, Cage The Elephant and The Raveonettes. Recent exhibitions of his artwork include a solo show “Cry Me a River” at the Threadless gallery, Chicago, the first installment of the now annual “Public Works” show at the Andrew Rafacz Gallery, and the group show “Museum of Temporary Art” at the See Line Gallery in Los Angeles. Chris studied conceptual photography at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and graduated with honors as a Bachelor of the Fine Arts. He currently works from a studio in Chicago’s Wicker Park.