Chris Casler is an Orlando, Florida, live-action, architectural, advertising, and editorial photographer named Southern Photographer of the Year for his editorial and advertising work. IBM, Time-Warner, McDonald’s, Disney, Nike, Regal Marine, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are among his clients.
Architectural Digest, Forbes, Smithsonian, 10,000 EYES, and dozens of other publications have featured his work. He studied view-camera and darkroom technique with Ansel Adams, Morley Baer, and Paul Caponigro. He has photographed fine art for The Smithsonian Institution, The Armand Hammer Collection, and the Los Angeles County Museum. His own photography has been shown extensively in galleries and museums.
Chris has served as President of the Central Florida chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. He has taught Masters Classes in Architectural Photography at The Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Florida, and he takes on photography assignments and projects across the country and in Europe.
“I have had the opportunity to work with you on two projects – the videotape of Traditional Neighborhood Design projects in conjunction with the National town Builders Association and the still photographs you took for Cagan Crossings.
“I was very impressed with your ability to fully understand the scope of the work, your ability to understand our goals, your professionalism, and of course your great personality. Both jobs were done in a timely manner and on budget. Both finished products are outstanding.”
~ Sandra L. Cagan, Vice President, Marketing & Development, Cagan Management Group, Inc.
“Thank you for all your effort and help in making this truly the best NAB we have had. I know that almost every year someone declares that this was the best brochure we’ve done, but rarely have we heard that from our competitors, the press and our clients! I would like to thank you personally for bearing with all the input of so many creative directors and stylists! Experience and great work gives you the edge and we at Rank Cintel saw that translate into a great brochure and major tangible sales.”
~ Michael Seymour, President, Rank Cintel, Inc.
“It is my extreme pleasure to recommend the work and personality of Christopher Casler as a first-rate professional photographer.
“As architects, we understand that most people don’t know our projects from the buildings themselves but from the photographs. Therefore we depend on professionals like Chris Casler to represent us – to shoot our work just right. To do that, they have to have intelligence and creativity; they also have to take direction and get the shot just right.
“I can give no higher recommendation than to say that when we shoot projects in Florida, we will continue to use Chris Casler.”
~ Jeffrey P. Slusarick, R.A., L. D. Astorino & Associates, Ltd.
“Simple and direct, the television ad was a masterpiece of political imagery.” From a front-page Washington Post article about a television spot produced and directed by Christopher Casler’s Silver Sky Productions.
~ John Lancaster, “Attacking Maryland's Gun Law," The Washington Post
“Christopher Casler was my Director of Photography on numerous projects. His remarkable talent is seen on the screen and the admiration of the crews that have worked for him. He has always come through for me in some trying situations: like when facing physical harm in a near riot in Baltimore, or coping with the weather in the remote tundra of Alaska and being able to work around an extremely sensitive situation with President and Mrs. Reagan in the White House. Chris’s photography has on many occasions made a boring situation exciting and most entertaining. He is a perfectionist who is sensitive to budget restraints…a very rare combination. A combination that also includes intelligence and honesty.”
~ David Lowe, Managing Editor, The Crusaders
“Mr. Casler’s skill and ability with film persuasive political messages on time and on budget led me back to his company… In the campaign, Mr. Casler’s firm was retained not only for producing a 28-minute documentary but also all the 30-second spots. Again, he produced excellent product, on time and on budget. His ability to produce under difficult time requirements are especially needed in political campaigns.”
~ George Young, George Young & Associates, Inc., L.A.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mr. Chris Casler for over five years and I can say without a doubt that his service to McDonald’s corporation has been excellent. We have used his services and talents in the areas of architectural photography, video and video production, time-lapse photography on longer projects, as well as his formidable technical expertise. I have always found his work to be of top quality.”
~ Joseph A. Defilippis, Architecture Director, McDonald’s Corporation
Shows and Exhibitions
Max Protetch Gallery, Washington, DC 1975
National Camera Gallery, Washington, DC 1976
Art Garden, Santa Monica, CA 1978
Los Angeles Photography Center 1983
SHELL COLLECTION, Bank of America Center, Orlando 2004
f8 & BE THERE, Retrospective – Steinway Gallery, Altamonte Springs, 2010
Exhibitions and Group Shows
THE AVANT GARDE IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY –
The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1976
EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHERS - Fotoforum, New York, 1985
HOLLYWOOD/LOS ANGELES - Frank McDonald Gallery, Los Angeles, 1986
THE INHABITED LANDSCAPE - Architectural League of New York, 1987
JURIED EXHIBITION - The Eye Of The Lizard, Vero Beach, 1993
APROPOS GALLERY - Fort Lauderdale, 1995
PAINT THE TOWN - Best in Show - Orlando, FL 2004
SEASONAL ALLEGORIES - Featured Artist - Orlando Museum of Art 2004
FLORIDA ARTISTS - Featured Artist - Disney/SBA Center, Orlando, 2004
VISUAL SPIRIT - Featured Artist - Orlando Museum of Art, 2004
PAINT THE TOWN - Featured Artist - Orlando, 2005
FEMME FATALE - Featured Artist - Orlando Museum of Art, 2005
DAYS OF PURPOSE - First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, 2005
PAINT THE TOWN - Featured Artist on Fox 35 and Orlando Magazine - Orlando, 2006
THE ANNUAL ARTSPLORATION SHOW – United Arts of Florida – Orlando, 2006
ASMP’s First Annual Charity Photography Exhibition – Curator – Orlando, 2007
NUDE NIGHT – Blue ribbon, Orlando, 2007
PAINT THE TOWN - City Hall, Orlando, 2007
PARTICIPATION – Blue ribbon, Maitland Art Center, , 2007
FOTOFEST 2007 – Curator, Comma Gallery, Orlando, 2007
Gold Award, American Resort Developers Association, New York, 2008
Artists Registry Juried Members Exhibit – Homage to Edward Hopper
wins Blue Ribbon, Orlando, 2009
ARTISTS REGISTRY JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBIT – The Crusader wins White Ribbon –
QUINGHAI THREE RIVERS PHOTO FESTIVAL IN CHINA – Light of Florida wins
"Best Thematic Show" 2011
EPSON INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PANORAMA AWARDS –
Orlando Skyline wins Bronze Award 2010
BEHIND THE LENS, ARTISTS REGISTRY JURIED EXHIBIT – Orlando, 2011
OSCEOLA CENTER FOR THE ARTS JURIED EXHIBIT – Kissimmee, 2012
ARTISTS REGISTRY JURIED EXHIBIT –
Auburndale wins Honorable Mention – Orlando, 2013
ARTISTS REGISTRY JURIED MEMBERS EXHIBIT – Storm at Ebb Tide, Orlando, 2015
ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER – Two Florida scenics, Orlando, 2016
TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC – Dayhawk, Homage to Hopper, Cotuit Art Center, 2016
INTIMACY WITH THE SUBJECT – Twilight, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 2016