About Chris Giordano
My name is Chris Giordano.
I am a Multimedia Journalist currently based in California. I graduated from Brooks Institute in Ventura, Calif., with my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Journalism early into 2009. My journey into photography, however, began with my mother's digital camera during a family vacation to the beautiful Hawaiian islands in August of 2004.
I enjoy playing many roles: photographer, videographer, editor, outdoor adventurer, activist, musician, teacher, volunteer, etc. - but no matter what I'm doing, my pursuit of unique sights, sounds, and adventures has me visiting places I never imagined and dropping into situations I never pictured myself in. Furthermore, I enjoy conversing with my viewers and friends by sharing stories from the field or chatting about my work and how it was created.
Recently, I have had the wonderful opportunities for my imagery and skill sets to be used in TravelChannel's new survival-story series "Got Home Alive," along with being selected as a finalist in World Wildlife Fund's 2011 "Life Grows On" photo contest, with images incorporated into campaigns that raise awareness for the outdoors, wildlife and conservation; and winning a National Geographic sponsored contest thereby raising much-needed funds for a non-profit conservation agency working in Nicaragua.
Today, I continue to embrace multimedia and new technologies that allow me to create more compelling media of nature, outdoor adventure activities, animals, conservation efforts, and all things visually appealing. Music also holds great importance to me, I love creating a wide variety of original music, I call it Zen Hop, on the computer with my Axiom49, along with playing a few world instruments (as of now I have a didgeridoo, Navajo flute, and Armenian duduk).
Every experience is an adventure and opportunity to grow. Through these adventures I seek to produce work that intrigues the senses, stimulates the adventurous nature-lover within my viewers, along with informing and educating them of the endless beauties and perils before us.
My goal is to show you what you have not seen and take you places you have not been. To inspire, evoke emotion, and change. For the Animals. For Humanity. For Earth.