Chris Bickford is a freelance photographer and writer currently based in North Carolina.   His photography work is represented by National Geographic Creative.  He is the creative director of Doppelgänger Pictures and a contributing photographer at National Geographic Traveler.

To read the stories behind the images, click on the titles of each collection.  To view the photos in Lightbox, simply click on the images.  Enjoy!


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Portraits of Contemporary Musicians

A Tribute to the Surfing Community of the Outer Banks

Based on a National Geographic Traveler Assignment

Death, Rebirth, and Ritual
in New Orleans

Based on assignment work in post-earthquake Haiti.

The World’s oldest Bacchanal

An imaginative exploration of female archetypes

Collected from a series of New York Times assignments.

Based on a National Geographic Traveler Assignment

A Journey into the Wild Heart of Western Ireland

I’ve Shot over 200 weddings. Let me shoot yours.

A Tale of Love, Loss, and a Passion for Twilight