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Street


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Street



Walk outside and your in the movie. 

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Face to Face


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A series of Street Portraits shot on location around Portland, Oregon

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In Passing


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In Passing



I feel the urge to talk with everyone, to overcome feelings of disconnectedness to our crowded inward facing civilization. And when I strike up a conversation  in passing, I am always pleasantly surprised by the incredible people I meet.   

These are the people we all meet in passing. Most of the time we choose not to say hello. As a former newspaper photographer I am drawn in many ways towards people that are not experiencing an extreme: tragedy, or a victory. But rather compelling personalities that reflect the everyday nature of Americans living in the bulk of the bell curve. This is where we spend most of our lives. Not acting for the sake of attention, people who should be photographed to record our simple everyday lives. Without a trace of either irony or judgement; a celebration of the mundane, but not at all ordinary.   

Inspired by the works for Joel Meyerowitz, (A Summer’s Day and St. Louis), and Bert Teunissen’s ‘Domestic Landscapes’ and of course Robert Frank's 'The Americans'

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Photojournalism


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Photojournalism


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NashCO


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Corporate, Travel, Educational and Portrait Photography

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@christopheronstott


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@christopheronstott


Christopher Onstott | Portland, Oregon

503.970.8357

chris@christopheronstott.com


I'm a people person really. My strengths lay in relating to people in a real and honest way. Like a puzzle piece, I can fit in and work comfortably in any situation. But I can say, my style is real, my style is honest, my style is subtle and authentic. I want to make photographs, and people are the reason.

Learning to experience the world around me through photographs has changed my life. I look for the micro-gestures that express so much of how a person feels, the moment between moments when someone shows you their truth. People tell their own stories, and I have the honor of taking their picture.   

Currently freelancing in my hometown of Portland, Oregon as a photojournalist, photo editor, and videographer. available for contract photography, videography, and picture editing in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

To view my corporate and commercial photography please visit NashCOphoto.com