Chris McGinnis (PA) In 2014, I purchased an Olympus OM-D E-M10. It was my first ‘real’ digital camera. I was excited, but I had a lot to learn. In an effort to master my new camera and to improve my photography, I vowed to shoot (and share) at least one photo each day for an entire year. I joined Instagram and got started.
After 365 days of shooting, sharing, and learning, I found myself more and more interested in the details. I bought a macro lens and have been hooked ever since. As I got deeper into the world of macro, I eventually upgraded to an OM-D E-M1 Mark II and shifted my attention toward the beauty, design, and intricacy of arthropods which often go unnoticed. Most recently, I put down my E-M1 Mark II in exchange for the new OM SYSTEM OM-1.
Even before I started with macro, I was drawn to the natural world and involved in the visual arts. As a kid growing up at the Jersey Shore, I spent plenty of time exploring and searching for small critters. When I was inside, I logged countless hours drawing in sketchbooks. I eventually earned my graphic design degree from Moravian College and began a career as a designer.
After four years creating websites for a publishing company, I joined the Olympus America creative team where I have been for the past fifteen years. I currently serve as Director of Creative Services and oversee graphic design, photography, and video production for the Medical business units. I reside in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with my wife, our twin daughters, and our Rhodesian Ridgeback.