About the Photographer

Christopher Jennings Penders has had a camera in his hand since he turned ten years old when his maternal grandfather bought him his first camera for his birthday, a Kodak Instamatic 126. Chris often thinks about that amazing gift when he points his Canon 40D at the next scene he focuses on.

If not for the forward thinking of his grandfather, Chris sometimes wonders whether photography would become the obsession it is with him. Every time he takes a picture, he looks up and gives a prayer of thanks to his grandfather.