(Photo credit: Mitchel Lucas)

Chris Illingworth

Hi, I'm Chris and I make musicians look cool!
Bristol, UK


Gilles Macey (Fallen Moon Promotions)"Since Day 1, Chris has been the utmost professional and his photos are stunning. His commitment to the live music industry (arrives for soundchecks and meets the bands) shows in his unique and vibrant shots. The processing speed and care to detail with the editing is second to none in our experience so far. We would highly recommend this talented photographer to anyone wishing to capture their gig in all its glory"

Daniel Canvin (Inglefest)"We hired in Chris to video capture the little moments at our festival and to make sure we had content for the years to come. From being on hand for every band all day, to catching all the small details, Chris has done an amazing job and we couldn’t recommend Chris enough for video content."

Emily Howarth (COSM)"Chris was a pleasure to work with. He was so friendly and was able to produce a number of quality professional images for our band. We would highly recommend him, he’s very well equipped to shoot in a variety of venues/environments. Thanks again for the pictures!"

Dott (Witch Hook)"Working with Chris was an absolute delight, and to have him cover our first sold out show was a pleasure. Lovely to have him catch us in old school gothic glory."

Will Rumming (Colour Of Bone)"Chris is the BEST live music photographer I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Chris has photographed my band Colour of Bone on several occasions and snapped a ton of truly great action shots of every member of the band. As the drummer I’m used to being a fuzzy blob in the background but Chris always takes time to ensure there’s killer photos of me as well. Highly recommend for your live music shots or a photo shoot!"

Music Photography


Stoneface - Below The Ground

Ava - Eat Your Heart Out (launch show highlight reel)


If you'd like to work together, get in touch! I can be found on social media, or via the email form below. See you at the next show!

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