Podcast 12 – Chris Rainier

Canadian photographer, Chris Rainier, has had an interesting career in photography. Here he talks to Newton & Coe about working for Ansel Adams, indigenous cultures, smart phones, sustainability, language, the power of photography and much more.

Chris landed a dream job in the early 1980s at the age of 19, while still in college, when he became Ansel Adams’ assistant. Working for Ansel Adams was not only a dream but also a fantastic education in the craft of photography. He was Ansel’s last assistant and he has gone on the be a National Geographic Society explorer and photographer. We caught up with him at the Xposure Festival of Photography in Sharjah, UAE….

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By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches and is a competition judge.