Chris Brown is the photographer behind Rhode Island Red Photography.
Chris grew up playing sports in Rhode Island. In high school he was all state in Football, Track, and Wrestling. He won the Rhode Island state wrestling championship and placed second in New England. Chris later went on to play NCAA football at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, and took third in the New York state NCAA wrestling championship followed by placing as an All American at the NCAA National Wrestling Championship.
It's no wonder that later in life, when he found a passion for photography, he was drawn to capturing special moments on the court, field, and in the gym.
Chris started to get serious about photography in 2005 while living in Australia. It wasn't long before he was on the pitch to capture cricket and Australian rules football.
In 2012 while living in England he made the serious move to becoming a freelance sports photographer. He became the official club photographer for Cobham Rugby Club, covered media events for the the World Rugby Cup, and had the occasional opportunity to photograph Saracens Premiership Rugby at Allianz stadium.
In 2015 Chris moved to Houston and got exposed to Friday Night Lights. He started shooting freelance for Cal Sport Media and covered the local professional and college events. Chris had some of his work featured in the Sport Illustrated World Series special edition when the Astros went all the way!
In 2018 Chris relocated again to the San Francisco Bay Area where he continues to cover a wide variety of sports. He specializes in action sports and editorial portraits of athletes.
When he's not out shooting Chris teaches sports photography to individuals and groups.
"I approach sports photography with the same focus, energy, and passion that I summoned when I competed in wrestling. The only difference today is my goal is to produce winning photographs!" -- Chris Brown
Chris is available for sports-related assignments and editorial work on the west coast and internationally.