behind the lens

A photo I just love which was captured early one morning atop Angels Landing in Zion National Park in Utah.  

My name is Cris Gebhardt.  I was born and raised in the great steel town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  After graduating college with a focus in Architecture, I spent the better part of 14 years at engineering firms in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and San Francisco.  I worked on some fantastic projects during those years but, in 2015, I made the decision to pursue photography as a career.

Looking back, it all started at a young age.  I was fortunate enough to travel around the world with my family, many of these journeys were to the great National Parks of the western U.S.  I especially loved the forest, lakes and mountains and still do today.  As I grew older, I continued exploring.  This merely fueled my interest for capturing people, nature, and buildings and their relationship within their environment.  All along, this visual and physical exploration sparked a keen interest in photography to find a way for capturing the moment.  I strive to capture this in my photos.  

I currently live in Marin County, CA with my dog Charlie.  I love the outdoors, travel and everything life has to offer.  I enjoy volunteering in and around our community and giving back in any way that we can.  We never underestimate how lucky we are.  You can find me wandering around Mt. Tamalpais or somewhere in the Marin Headlands in my spare time.  

So please, take a look around and follow me to stay up to date on new exciting projects.  I sincerely look forward to working with you!  


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