April 22, 2011
Today, we introduce you to the humbly talented Chip Chockley. After mentioning the pressure he felt being among such talented photographers, he then joked that he needed someone to explain what the “P” mode on his camera meant.
THE SCOOP You probably know him best as the Memphis Rock-n-Romp official photographer but may not have known about the photography that he’s done for multiple publications such as Memphis Health+Fitness, Edible Memphis, Memphis Parent, Commercial Appeal, and Memphis Magazine which he credits to writer Stacey Greenberg. Chip got his college degree in philosophy with a minor in music from University of Memphis. After a couple of years waiting tables and playing in bands such as Garrison Starr and Native Son, he attended law school and has been practicing law for 10 years now, primarily civil litigation. Practicing law and having two kids, Connor and Chloe, sort of wreaked havoc on his music career ~ “I just had a hard time finding the time for band practices and late night gigs in smoky bars. Photography sort of filled that artistic void for me, and it was much more compatible with my life.”
PHOTOS Those shown above are various example shots he's taken around the country, again a little taste of what his street photography style has to offer, clean and context driven.
SPECIFIC TO SEEN MEMPHIS Chip works downtown during the week so his street photography will mostly document downtown life during a vibrant workday. His passion for food photography mixed in with the street context will produce many mouthwatering shots of people eating at various sidewalk patios, on the go, and soon from regularly stationed food trucks.
LINKS Web / Flickr / Facebook / Twitter / Email