5fives with Christine Eadie

I’m so pleased I started this feature; it’s meant I’ve discovered some wonderful new photographers, like Christine – her work is so artistic and experimental, it’s right up my street and hopefully yours too! (Do check out Christine’s website, what you see here is just the tip of the iceberg)…

Christine Eadie

Christine Eadie

I’m a photographer living in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. I initially started photography as a hobby when I was given a 35mm camera around 10-11 years old. I studied painting and drawing in Greece and later became a commercial photographer shooting portraits and weddings here in the USA. I continued with fine art photography and participated in shows at several galleries. In 2012 I made the decision to cease my commercial work and focus only on artwork because that is what I really have a passion for.

My photographs are figurative and have been described by others as having a “dark” and “surreal” feel. I’m currently going in a new direction by embracing wet-plate collodion and other alternative darkroom processes and I’m very excited about it!

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Your top five dream photo locations?

  1. Venice, Italy
  2. Santorini, Greece
  3. Manhattan, New York, USA
  4. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  5. In a huge, underwater tank in a Hollywood Studio

Your top five things that make you laugh?

  1. My 15 year old daughter – she is hilarious!
  2. Benny Hill reruns
  3. Saturday Night Live reruns
  4. Bugs Bunny and other old Looney Tunes
  5. The Thin Man movies (starring William Powell and Myrna Loy)

The top five photos you’ve taken?

  1. This shot is special to me because the model is a survivor of domestic violence who is now helping other victims. Her story inspired me and I chose to project the lyrics of a Greek song onto her back. The lyrics talk about a strong woman who never gives up. I love that.

    image by Christine Eadie

    © Christine Eadie

  2. I love the misty effect I created using a long exposure and a flashlight with white plastic fibers (like a brush) attached. It really was “painting with light” and I like the way it came out.

    image by Christine Eadie

    © Christine Eadie

  3. This one was a hit at an art show – I enjoyed seeing the attention and reactions it received. It is a digital collage and took me a long time to create using Photoshop. It isn’t totally realistic, but that was a deliberate choice.

    image by Christine Eadie

    © Christine Eadie

  4. This was a real bride just before her wedding ceremony. We were waiting at the front of the church upstairs and one of the bridesmaids joked that the bride should get on top of the piano so we can get a shot, so she did! The light is only the available light from the windows. I love it because it was not pre-planned and she just looks so elegant! All the bridesmaids were gasping just from being there and seeing her pose. It was a magical moment.

    image by Christine Eadie

    © Christine Eadie

  5. I am one of those people whose favorite shot is the most recent one they took. This was taken a week or two ago.

    image by Christine Eadie

    © Christine Eadie

Your top five drinks?

  1. Cold Coca Cola. (It’s bad for me so I don’t drink it much any more).
  2. Peach flavored Ice Tea
  3. Pina Colada
  4. B52
  5. Coffee

Your top five camera-bag essentials (other than cameras, lenses, and flashes/lights)?

  1. Lens cleaning cloth.
  2. Extra batteries, memory cards and film.
  3. Light meter (when using film).
  4. A screwdriver (to tighten my tripod/camera quick-release plates when they get loose).
  5. Anything else I will need! I usually take two Pelican hard cases for an average shoot.


The power of lists

5fives is a series of interviews with heartfelt, creative people who are responding to five sets of five questions. Whether the answers are single words, essays or even images, together they are fascinatingly compelling and revealing. Contact me if you’d like to be next!

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  • Reply
    Christine Eadie
    22 January 2013 at 13:42

    Thanks, Angie! Your blog is so cool! I love how you have so much variety! I feel honored to be included!

  • Reply
    22 January 2013 at 15:42

    I’ve just started watching The Thin Man films, how fun and great answers.

    I love this feature too Angie, it always great to find new photographers to be inspired by :)

  • Reply
    Renee' Walker
    22 January 2013 at 17:25

    Christine, I am SO honored to be in your top 5 pictures! One of my dear friends saw the beautiful image you took of me and recognized it from my previously sharing it with her and she let me know that you used it. I am definitely honored to have been selected to represent many women who have been abused by those words on my back, the lyrics of that song and the beauty of a survivor. Thank you for your kind words and for asking me to be your muse for the image. God’s blessing to you always! Renee’

    • Reply
      Christine Eadie
      22 January 2013 at 20:20

      Renee! I actually have the image framed in my home. Thanks so much for inspiring it by sharing your story with me! :)

      • Reply
        23 January 2013 at 22:45

        I AM hilarious c:

  • Reply
    24 January 2013 at 18:29

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am really glad that I have discovered yours, so much to read here. Looking forward to getting out and about with the Instax. Laura x

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    Julie O'Dell
    15 February 2013 at 19:59

    It’s like you’ve discovered a whole new medium within a medium! These are such memorable images!! I bet you’re even more interesting than your photographs!!! I love exclamation points.

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