Chris McLennan

Chris McClennan began his photography career in 1988 running a wedding and portrait studio out of Invercargill. It wasn’t long before he set up shop in Queenstown to pursue commercial clients in the adventure tourism sector. As his reputation grew, Chris was soon regularly jumping the ditch to shoot for tourism entities throughout Australia and the South Pacific.

More than two decades later, Chris boasts big name clients from around the globe. He’s worked on commercial shoots in over 50 different countries and has been recognized with a string of international awards to his name. Both his work and his standing in the photographic community have been acknowledged through partnerships on an international level with many of the industry’s top brands, including as an Ambassador for Nikon, alongside endorsement relationships with Lexar, Lowepro, and AquaTech. Chris is also an Ambassador for computing brand HP and exclusively uses their DreamColor products to create the recognizable style of his brightly colored and vibrant photographic work.

Chris has also been involved in a number of highly successful personal projects, including his YouTube viral video Sensation “Car-L meets the Lions” (nearly 8 million views), a behind the scenes look at a very unique photo shoot he completed in Botswana which then featured on national TV news programs and in newspapers all over the world.

Chris offers a range of Photo Tour workshops each year in photogenic and unique locations, such as Norway, Alaska, Papua New Guinea, Africa, Fiji, and New Zealand. When not travelling the world in search of his next photographic adventure, Chris enjoys family life split between rural Auckland and remote Glenorchy, deep in the South Island. To find out where in the world Chris is right now, jump onto Instagram or Facebook for his latest updates.