Artist
Chris Gug Fort Lauderdale, Florida

<p>Chris Gug enjoys snapping photos while scuba diving or swimming in shallow waters with a snorkel. He focuses on how each photograph will make the audience feel, rather than on capturing a favorite animal. As a self-taught photographer, he enjoys putting himself in dangerous situations underwater and experimenting with photography techniques. When he’s not photographing, you can find him reading about marine mammals or researching a new shooting location. He currently lives in Florida. Fun fact: In high school, Chris had 38 inches of curly hair; now he shaves it off to be more hydrodynamic for swimming.</p>

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    About The Artist

    Chris Gug enjoys snapping photos while scuba diving or swimming in shallow waters with a snorkel. He focuses on how each photograph will make the audience feel, rather than on capturing a favorite animal. As a self-taught photographer, he enjoys putting himself in dangerous situations underwater and experimenting with photography techniques. When he’s not photographing, you can find him reading about marine mammals or researching a new shooting location. He currently lives in Florida. Fun fact: In high school, Chris had 38 inches of curly hair; now he shaves it off to be more hydrodynamic for swimming.

    Artist Statement

    Gug has been working professionally at his craft since age 15, and is now widely regarded as America's top underwater photographer. This title is solidified by a list of international awards, publications, and exhibits that would take pages to list. Entirely self-taught through years of experimentation while scuba diving and snorkeling, his work is a combination of technical mastery and a unique understanding of marine wildlife behavior patterns and psychology. With thousands upon thousands of hours spent interacting with marine life, he is able to put himself in photographic opportunities that others find too uncomfortable, too challenging, or simply too dangerous. By doing so, he captures real-life intimate portraits of the ocean's inhabitants, and magnificent seascapes that had previously only been depicted in fiction and the imagination. The driving force behind his life has always been to push the envelope technically and capture light in a way never before seen. Every time he does it, he raises his own bar, and sets upon the same quest again with a newly imagined twist. The resulting images are unlike any other - full of life, color, and energy. Gug's images bring an elegant natural element to decors worldwide.

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    Acrylic Glass Print

    Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Aluminum Print

    Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Canvas Print

    Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Framed Fine Art Print

    Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Hear What Collectors Say About Chris's Work

    Chris Gug 6/21/2014 | 11:52 AM

    Hi all- I'm currently in Chicago setting up a huge double booth at the Gold Coast Art Fair in Grant Park near downtown Chicago. The weather is beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing some of my old customers and making some new friends. If anyone is in the Chicago area stop by my booth to see my latest releases. Nest week I will be back in Florida diving with the glass minnows in Key Largo to create more images that I hope you all will love!

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