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Chr!s Sm!th

Photo of Dave Gunning by Chris Smith

As Chris himself says -

Taking a life lesson from the people who brought us peanut butter cups, I took the two things I love most, music and visual arts, and combined them to make a whole that was even more enjoyable than its parts. Mmmmmm... yummy!

With a background in radio, entertainment writing, club DJ-ing and concert booking, I stumbled into the world of graphic design by making posters for the concerts I booked. Eventually, I learned that designing posters was way more fun than arguing over money with booking agents. That initiated a hiatus from the music business which launched me into the land of professional graphic design where I worked for about 5 years managing the Art Departments for IT Firms and Ad Agencies. Preferring to use my own photos over stock images, it was during this time that I began to teach myself photography. Yup, I'm self taught. I just push buttons until things make sense or catch on fire!

But eventually the world of music called me back to the fold. So I took what I'd learned and started my own company known as funkfactor. Now I spend my creative energy developing CD designs, websites, photo shoots and more for members of the entertainment industry.

This change in career has been very kind to me as I've won numerous awards including five East Coast Music Awards for both Photography and Graphic Design, several Visual Artist of the Year awards from Music Nova Scotia as well as a handful of Best Music Photographer awards from The Coast.





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