San Francisco-based photographer. Mostly film, though digital is in the mix, too.

I'm a friendly person. I value comments, but loath cut and paste awards or cut and paste comments. Please refrain from leaving any "awards", especially if they are of the twinkling variety. If your "comment" is basically a cut and paste ad for your photostream e.g. "View my most interesting photos on flickriver", I'll probably block you.

Prints are available, as are licenses, just ask me.
going nowhere going nowhere By Christopher Hall Book Preview Photo book

Home is where the car is Home is where ... By Christopher Hall Book Preview Photo book

A brief article on aesthetic interlude


Interview on American Elegy

Interview on Kwerfeldein.de (Sorry, in German only, but try Google translate).

A short article and some photos on ignant

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    kingqueenknave says:

    "TLR master and all around nice guy, but not in the finishing last kind of way. His images are well balanced and stylistic as all hell. Love it!"

    November 30th, 2010

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    steven-brooks says:

    "Christopher was among the first photographers I discovered on Flickr, long before I became a member myself. To me, photography is a study of context, in both the exclusion and inclusion. Viewing Christopher’s photos is a master class in this study: Cars and objects found “as is”, in their “natural” environments, consequently telling stories about us as people. Even though he is nostalgic by nature, he avoids the pitfall of creating dated images. By brilliantly capturing the personality and character of his well used and often well loved subjects, his photographs are perfect and current representations of nostalgia itself—no small feat. I know from experience."

    July 21st, 2010

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    m. wriston says:

    "To look through Christopher's photostream is to step out of time. The world through his lens is a timeless place, stuck in a limbo place where 1962 was yesterday and everyone on the block drives a Nova. His photos document remnants of the world as it was existing (typically in various states of disrepair) in the world as it is. Always amazing stuff here."

    December 22nd, 2009

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    Cod Magazine says:

    "A world unto itself formatted by a striking perspective strained through an immaculate eye. You'd never know it from the shots, but Christopher's actually seven feet tall. Now that's creativity."

    December 11th, 2009

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    patrickjoust says:

    "Christopher deserves praise for his automobile shots alone. I just now looked through a large number of them and they really shine. I love his ability to find cars in surroundings that make them that much more interesting. His car shots are more like portraits really.

    Beyond this, Christopher is just an all around amazing photographer. It's great to see both his recent work and stuff from decades ago. I really appreciate his explorations that uncover beautiful, interesting and bizarre sites in the urban/suburban world. It's just awesome stuff!"

    July 29th, 2009

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    Leah Reich says:

    "Contrary to popular belief, I knew Christopher long before flickr. Before flickr even existed, if you can imagine such a thing. But in those prehistoric days, I may have known him, but I did not know he was a brilliant genius artist photographer person. That part smacked me upside the head some time later.

    That right there, that's the essence of Mr. Hall. The quiet, the subdued, the warmth, the meticulousness, the sardonic notes. They all have you humming along, distracted. And then splat: genius all over your face."

    June 19th, 2009

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    mando.alvarez says:

    "Christopher don't need no stinkin' testimonial!!!"

    October 22nd, 2008

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    TZP says:

    "never met the man in real life, but the dude never ceases to amaze me. his pix are visual crack, has turned my my eyes into addicts. gotta look at the flickr every day. makes me happy. makes me see things anew. sometimes now, as i stand on a corner and spy a lovely confluence of architecture and sky, of graffiti and decay, i laugh - thinking,

    "oh, this is a picture by dead slow! i bet he will take it, sometime, someday.""

    March 14th, 2007

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    Dreamer7112 says:

    "Met him in my early flickr beginning days.
    Since then never lost the fascination to stroll through his stream.
    His own point of view with his sight for the big AND the very tiny things, creates a very special portrait of a special city, and always provoke more appetite, to see that city one day again, with a complete different (tourist)view, due to him.
    One of many highlights, is his “Morning Coffee set", which is simply priceless.
    Thanks, Christopher !!"

    June 8th, 2006

Christopher Hall
August 2005
Suburbia, So Cal
San Francisco, US
I am:
Male and Taken
Office Drudge
Fromage du Jour