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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Designer/ Photographer
Location Toronto/Detroit, Ontario/Michigan, Canada
Introduction Christopher Cushman was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Growing up in Detroit in the 60's and 70's gave him a unique perspective on people which is central to and has informed his work to this day. He received his degree in Design and Illustration from Ferris State University. He began his career in photography during the 80's attracted to portraiture as a means to understand the human condition. Christopher has had showings at various galleries in Detroit and at Toronto's AGO and has been extensively published. In 2004 he placed third in Wooloo's Master Picks out of a field of 24 finalists for his work entitled FIERCE! Christopher has specialized in dance photography and has had the honor of photographing dancers from over 50 dance companies including Alvin Ailey, Garth Fagen in New York and Toronto's Ballet Creole and Kashedance. In addition Christopher along with his friend Kevin Ormsby have published a book on Dance in 2008 entitled "Dance Through Life" and is completing two new volumes, one of portraiture and a documentary piece entitled FIERCE! Being Black, Being Gay. Christopher has resided in Toronto for the last 15 years.
Interests Photography/ Illustration/ Sci-Fi Books and Movies/ X-Box/
Favorite Movies Anything Sci-Fi
Favorite Music John Legend/ KEM cause he represents Detroit correct!
Favorite Books Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O'Toole (This book and author is a constant reminder to keep pushing for my dreams and what I believe in. Confederacy of Dunces was shopped around and received several rejections from publishers; the author was so depressed he ended his life. Unknown to him his book was finally picked up my a major publisher and ended up winning a Pulitzer. There is no telling the amount of work he could have completed had he not given up to rejection) Always keep pushing what you love and believe in!

How tall would you be if you had never cut your fingernails?

6 foot 1