John Ball is a widely exhibited, London based, Fine arts
photographer and lecturer.
He was born in Blackburn, a Northern Lancashire
town in the UK, in 1960 and has been working professionally
for 25 years and, whilst his photography covers many genre,
he specialises in erotic imagery. These images are produced
using traditional archival monochromatic techniques and
alternative processes such as cyanotypes and gum bichromate's.
His work is in many public and private collections.
Chris studied at the famous University
of Derby, under the guidance of world renowned fine art
photographers John Blakemore and Olivier Richon. Here he
gained a BA(hons), in Photographic Studies. He was later
awarded an MA, in Cultural Studies. As a lecturer Chris
is a photography evangelist, believing it to be the most
democratic of artforms. He encourages students to explore
an emotional/subjective response to the medium and in so
doing bring something of themselves to the images they produce,
believing that every photographic image should contain the
" signature " of the author. Ever keen to promote and encourage
the use of photography as a creative medium, Chris posts
many of the formulae and techniques he uses within the pages
of his website at http://www.cjballphotography.co.uk .