SELECTIVE BIOGRAPHY

British artist photographer, born London, living in Paris.

2015-2016

PRIVATE COMMISSION and EXHIBITION: Photo series ‘WHAT IS EROTIC?’ Paris, France

GROUP Exhibition: BEAUTY OVERDOSE in Antwerp, Belgium

Continuing personal portfolio series with:

YOUTH in retrospect, Puglia, Italy

FAMILY PORTRAITS France, England

BEACH-SCAPES, Puglia, Sicily, Italy

Shooting and development project :

“GREEK IDENTITY”, Cyclades, Greece

2009-2015  

COMMISSION: “FAMILY PORTRAITS” series for the DE GANAY archive of individual portraits of a french Aristocratic family.

COMMISSIONS: “FAMILY PORTRAITS” various families, shooting Vienna, France, Italy, New York,  England        

Continuing personal portfolio series with:     

The BURDEN of Classicism

FAMILY PORTRAITS

NATURE and NURTURE

YOUTH in retrospect

2007  Shooting and Development project CHINA : Voyage To The East”  Xi’an region, China

2004-2007   Continuing portfolio series with:

BODY

CHINA

2004  Exhibition Project documenting ‘Autour du Mirroir‘ at the Chateau de Courances, France.

2002  Shooting commissioned series on the Frascati region, Rome, Italy.

Solo Exhibition, MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY in Skopelos, Greece

Solo Exhibition, FRASCATI DOC, in Frascati and Rome, Italy

2000  Solo Exhibition BODY PLUS  at gallery SERGE ABOUKRAT in Paris.

1999-2007  Participation in several group shows at gallery SERGE ABOUKRAT in Paris

1999-2005  Represented by EUGENIA MELIAN Agency Paris.

Started fashion editorial with German Marie Claire magazine and continued to work on various magazines and publications.

1995  Solo Exhibition ‘CHRIS PLYTAS’ at Galerie PONS in Paris, France.

1994  Shooting MIAMI BEACH series, Florida, USA.

1994-97  Participation in several group shows at Galerie PONS, Paris including, BODY, ANIMALIA.

1992-93  Shooting CHINA portfolio, (ongoing), shot mostly around Xi’an and the Yannan region, China.

1988  Solo Exhibition LE CORPS ENJEUX (the Body) as part of the Mois de la Photo in Paris

1987-93  Shooting HADRIAN (The violence and sexuality of adolescence) series, in England and France.

1987  Solo Exhibition AUSTRALIA with:

FNAC galleries, France (six years touring europe)

PHOTOGRAPHERS gallery, London

1986  Shooting Australian portfolio over a period of 6 months mostly in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia

1985  Changed to medium format photography using Hasselblad.

1985-2004  Fine art, archival black and white printing for exhibition and personal archive.

1982-85  Director of Berwick Universal PictureLtd., Soho, London

1977-85  Printing, layout, personal design and realisation for Vivienne Westwood, London.

1976-84  Worked on landscape, portrait, and reportage photography, and darkroom technique. Projects including night clubs, rock concerts, fashion shows, Cannes film festival, royal wedding, Los Angeles freeway etc.

1974-77  BA (hons) fine art painting and sculpture at the Central (St.Martins) School of Art, London.

Recent commercial work

Recently commercially has worked as a Campaign photographer twice with BBH (Phil Bicker, New York) for Levis, three times for Moet & Chandon, also for Max Mara in Paris, RESO design group, and Antonio Fusco in Milan. Fashion editorial amongst others for Italian Amica, Allegra, German Marie Claire, Nylon, Spoon, Greek Vogue, GQ, Elle etc.

Portrait commissions for Nespresso magazineand Industrial review Courier Cadres.

Published Books

QUI VIT LA?

Trans photographic press 1999 Concept Dominique Gaesseler and Chris Plytas A photographic book for children aged 0-3 years old Commisioned by Le Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis, France

CHRIS PLYTAS

Trans Photographic Press 1998 Original photography by Chris Plytas with text by Jean-Christian Fleury.

COLLECTION

Onestar Press 2001. Artist limited edition of 250 numbered copies: A selection of fashion photographs shot by Chris Plytas between 1999 and 2001

BOOK PROJECTS IN PREPARATION from the archive:

TIMON & ULYSSE

PARTS

THE SEXUALITY & VIOLENCE OF ADOLESCENCE

CHINA: VOYAGE TO THE EAST

AUSTRALIA