Chris SF Budde-Petch
I have been a keen photographer since childhood. My first attempts were shaky, fuzzy, black and white images, developed and printed in a school dark room. I used to work with slide and print formats, but these days I prefer digital photography, favouring travel, sport, wildlife and bird photography.
I am a registered Press Photographer for PictureStock agency and have posted articles on the Demotix website.
My photographs have appeared in magazines and exhibitions, including an exhibition at the Kenya National Museum in 2009 and a first solo exhibition (entitled - same but different) at the RaMoMA gallery, Nairobi Kenya. My photographs were used in charity calendars Zimbabwe, and in 2013, I was the official photographer for Zimbabwe at the Biennale International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy. Towards the end of my Africa stay, I had been working with Mike Scmolke on his book on Beekeeping in Zimbabwe, and with Paul Hubbard on a book on Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second city.
Welcome to petchie.com website
This website offers a selection of my photographs; some have appeared in exhibitions, and others have been sold.
The first petchie.com was born in 2000 as a blog website, aimed at helping me stay in contact with friends and family back home, as I embarked upon a new phase of my life - humanitarian aid work, beginning in Mozambique.
Pat, a University friend, helped to set up the original site, and made a number of changes that would shape the website's early look.
Of late, as my aid work has ceased, I have found more time to indulge in photography; a passion that began in my childhood.
For those of you that know me, and for those of you that do not, I hope the selection of photographs, blogs and snippets will entertain and inform.
Wishing you all the very best of fortune
Beekeeping in Zimbabwe
Photographic History - Bualwayo
Canon 1D MkIV and Canon 5D MkII
Canon EF lenses and flashes
German Embassy Exhibition - Turkana Festival
Kenya National Museum
October - 2009
same but different - Solo Exhibition
July - 2009
Friends of Karura Forest - Trees
Kenya National Museum Nairobi, Kenya July - 2011
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