Christopher John Ball Fine Arts Photographer and Writer

Over the years Christopher's photographs and articles have featured in many publications and TV programmes. Here are just a few examples of the most recent including, at the bottom of the page, reviews of his images and theatre.

News

  • NEWS Article on my retrospective at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery in the April 5th 2018 edition of the Lancashire Telegraph newspaper. Includes some great images of visitors to the 'Blackburn a Town and its People' show. To view, click here.

  • NEWS On Saturday 10th February 2018, around 8am Christopher will be appearing on BBC Radio Lancashire's John Gilmore and Nishma Hindocha Show. He will be talking about his photography, campaigning and the retrospective being held at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery. You can listen on the BBC site by clicking here

  • NEWS Christopher would like to give a huge, loud shout out to another photographers work being shown at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery from 10th February 2018. 'Derren Lee Poole's 'Found in Shadsworth' Poole states 'Inspired by Blackburn born documentary photographer Christopher John Ball, these photographs are not just a record of Shadsworth as it is now, but are a portrayal of some of my key memories from growing up there.' It is an honour to be the source of inspiration to anybody and Christopher would urge you to support this talented photographer's work by seeing his exhibition. More details can be found by clicking here.

  • NEWS Nice name check of Christopher John Ball in this article, in the magazine 'Louder Than War', about the band Bradford. Bradford will be opening Christopher's photography retrospective at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 10th February 2018. You can read it by clicking here.

  • NEWS The Retrospective of Christopher John Ball's photography, at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, will open with a special cultural event on Saturday 10th February 2018. Morrissey's favourite indie band 'Bradford' will be opening the exhibition and launching their new CD. Free entry. More details by clicking here.

  • NEWS From February 10th to the 5th May 2018 Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery will be holding a retrospective of Christopher John Ball's 1980's photographic project 'Blackburn a Town and Its People'. More details can be found at the Museum's website by clicking here.

  • NEWS Hard to believe that '12 inches of Sin' juried Art competition and exhibition is now in its 7th year. Dr Laura Henkel, whose brain child it is, has done so much to promote the erotic arts. I am proud to be serving my 7th term as a Juror. The winners will be exhibited in May 2018 in the USA. In common with previous years, a coffe table book will also be produced. I am proud to have written the forward to Volume Three of '12 inches of Sin' - you can read it here

  • NEWS With the film 'The House Rules' currently on a hiatus, Christopher is working on a new feature film project called 'A Walking Shadow'. The film, set ten minutes into the future, is half way finished and has been shot in locations as diverse as London, Blackburn, Scarborough, Flamborough Head and Goole. Final shooting will take place, in locations around London, during the early months of 2018.

  • NEWS Christopher is currently finalising prints for his 'Blackburn a Town and its People' retrospective, at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, to open in February 2018.

  • NEWS Christopher is adding images to the 'British Coastal Resorts' section. These images are drawn from an ongoing project Christopher has been undertaking since the 1980's.

  • NEWS Christopher and Dean are currently working on a short teaser trailer for the film ' The House Rules' - Filming is on a hiatus at the moment due to sad personal circumstances.

  • NEWS Christopher has now finished scanning and restoring the negatives from his 'Blackburn a Town and its People' project. This project, in part funded by North West Arts Council in the 1980's, has been revisited due to its upcoming exhibition at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery in 2018. From here it is hoped that it will tour the UK.

  • NEWS Christopher is currently co-writing and co-directing, with Dean Sipling, the film The House Rules. This film will explore the UK Governments pernicious policies that have targeted disabled people, resulting in deaths, and will do so through the genre of the English ghost story. Think of an M R James ghost story filmed by Ken Loach. Given that he has been disabled since youth; Chris maintains an active role in the campaign to promote disability awareness and rights. He is particularly focused upon fighting the pernicious impact of the anti-disabled policies of former UK Prime Minister David Cameron. - images can be viewed here. These appalling attacks upon disabled people, by the UK Government, have recently been condemned by the UN via the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Yet, despite this, these policies are increasing in severity under PM Theresa May.

  • NEWS Chris would like to wish all his visitors a very happy new year. 2016 has not been the best of years in that we have had political upsets and lost such greats as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and so many more. So can 2017 be any worse?

  • NEWS August 2016. Just published an exclusive interview with Christopher in the international fashion and arts magazine 'Miroir Magazine' You can read it online by Clicking Here

  • NEWS July 22nd 2016. A reminder that 13 of Christopher's social documentary portraits can be seen as part of the show, being held at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, called 'Collecting Faces.' This portrait themed exhibition runs until Saturday 17 September 2016. Details can be found by clicking here. This will give a taste of what is to come in a much larger future exhibition, based around Christopher's photographic project 'Blackburn a Town and Its People', in 2018.

  • NEWS As one of the Judges for the 2016 '12 inches of Sin' International Juried Arts Exhibition Christopher would like to remind all artists that the deadline of 1st August 2016 is approaching fast - so get your entries in - More details on how to enter can be found by clicking the banner above or visiting www.12ofsin.com.
  • NEWS The previous 5 years entries of the '12 inches of Sin' International Juried Arts Exhibition, on which Christopher John Ball is once more proud to be one of the Judges, have been released in book form in five seperate volumes. They can be purchased here Christopher was honoured to be asked to write the forward to Volume Three. You can read it here .
  • NEWS Christopher John Ball is once more proud to be one of the Judges for the 2016 '12 inches of Sin' International Juried Arts Exhibition . '12 inches of Sin' is sponsored by the Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas and organised by Dr Laura Henkel. This unique exhibition provides art patrons with the opportunity to secure the finest works of art from prestigious and emerging artists who embody both the cutting edge of today's contemporary art world and the vast breadth of artistic expression.

    More details on how to enter can be found by clicking the banner above or visiting www.12ofsin.com.
  • NEWS 13 of Christopher's social documentary portraits are on show as part of Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery portrait themed exhibition 'Collecting Faces.' The exhibition runs from Saturday 18 June to Saturday 17 September 2016. Details can be found by clicking here. This will give a taste of what is to come in future exhibition based around Christopher's photographic project 'Blackburn a Town and Its People', mentioned below, later in 2018.

  • NEWS Christopher will be showing a selection of his portraits of Blackburn people, around June 2016, as part of a Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery portrait themed show. This will give a taste of what is to come in the main show, mentioned below, later in the year. More details to follow.

  • NEWS In discussions with Blackburn Museum to hold a major show, in late 2016 early 2017, of the 'Blackburn - A Town and its People' photographs made in the 1980's. Talks are ongoing to make the work form part of a permanent collection for the use of future historians and researchers. What this space for more news.

  • NEWS February 2016 - adding a new third section of Fine Art Nude Images to the site. Images will be added as part of an ongoing process. So please make return visits.

  • NEWS January 2016 - A Happy New Year to all my visitors - to celebrate this new year I have placed a new section upon my website. This contains examples from a photographic essay I have been working on over the years entitled 'Discarded' This study is poetic, humorous and, in many places, a sad indictment upon what the United Kingdom has become. I will be updating this section with new images on a regular basis. You can view 'Discarded' here

  • NEWS September 2015. Do you want to ask Christopher a question about his photography, his writing, his campaigning, his politics or what drives him? Now you can. Christopher is proud to have been invited onto the WiseLike platform. WiseLike offers people the opportunity to put questions to artists, writers, architects, designers, scientists, Nobel prize winners and more. If you would like to ask Christopher a question , then please feel free to do so at this link https://wiselike.com/chris-john-ball

  • NEWS August 2015. Christopher John Ball is once more proud to be one of the Judges for this years '12 inches of Sin' International Juried Arts Exhibition . '12 inches of Sin' is sponsored by the Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas and organised by Dr Laura Henkel.This unique exhibition provides art patrons with the opportunity to secure the finest works of art from prestigious and emerging artists who embody both the cutting edge of today's contemporary art world and the vast breadth of artistic expression.

    More details on how to enter can be found by clicking the banner above or visiting www.12ofsin.com.


    This year there is, in addition to the usual '12 inches of Sin', the competition 'Obscura' -Obscura is a novel juried exhibition and catalog devoted to the international accomplishments of artists in the photography field. Submissions that provoke, entice and enthrall can be made via traditional modes (cameras, polaroid, pinhole) and new digital technologies. Short film works are also accepted.

  • NEWS Over the next 12 months a series of fine art photography books will be published. These will include a book of fine art nudes. If you wish to be kept informed of release dates please sign up to our mailing list Subscribe to Mailing List


  • NEWS June 2015. Christopher is relaunching and expanding his book reviews section. If you have a photography related book you would like reviewing, including self-published material, email details to chris@cjballphotography.co.uk and he will happily consider doing so. The review will be hosted, free of charge, on this website. All he asks in return is that a link be placed on your own site to the review on this website and, if used in any promotional material , he is credited as Christopher John Ball.


  • NEWS March 13th 2015 - More images added to 'London - A City and Its People' section. Work is progressing on a monograph/book of fine art nudes by Christopher John Ball. Watch this space for publication details. A reminder that the book 'Throwing Stones - What's in YOUR Family Album?' by Christopher John Ball and Dean Sipling is available to purchase via Amazon here


  • NEWS February 13th 2015 - Site updated to include images from the project 'London - A City and Its People'. This was started by Christopher John Ball in the 1990's and can be considered a companion piece to the 'Blackburn - A Town and Its People' made during the 1980's. New images will be added on a regular basis.


  • NEWS February 2015 - Site updated to display photographs made during Campaigns against UK Liberal Democrat and Conservative Party Coalition Governments Austerity Policy and highlighting the devastating impact said policy is having upon disabled people and carers. This is part of an ongoing project and will be updated with each protest or campaign.


  • NEWS To welcome in 2015 Christopher is delighted to offer you this redesign of his website. Here you will find examples of his artworks in a larger format than was the case with the previous design. In addition, new images will be added on a regular basis so be sure to make repeat visits. Christopher would like to encourage you to share the images or articles you like, on social media, via the use of the options provided.


  • NEWS In 2011 Chris sat on the international Jury for the 2011 '12 inches of Sin' competition and juried exhibition sponsored by the Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas and organised by Dr Laura Henkel. The 2012 and 2013 '12 inches of Sin' juried exhibitions saw Chris sitting on the selection committee, of what is fast becoming a prestigious annual diary entry for artists, and he repeats the role for the 2014 12 Inches of Sin juried exhibition.


  • NEWS Christopher John Ball is currently in the process of digitally archiving and restoring his entire collection of negatives. These take the form of 35mm, medium format and 5x4 monochrome negatives, covering a period of over 35 years, and include documentary, fine art nudes, fine art flowers, social documentary, photographic essays and more. Many of these images have not been publicly displayed before. Christopher John Ball is planning a series of publications based around these and other images. These will be published throughout 2015. In addition, he will also be placing many within the pages of this website, the site will have a new design to reflect the updates and publications.


  • NEWS It would be an understatement if I were to say that I am 'concerned' about the level of attacks, by this Liberal Democrat and Conservative Coalition government, upon members of the British population who happen to live with a disability or impairment or care for someone who has. I live with a disability and I am primary carer for someone who also lives with disability. Whilst we have always experienced prejudice we have both noticed that this has changed in frequency, tone and nature. I blame not the perpetrators of said prejudice but the current British government. This coalition government has placed scapegoating at the heart of its economic and social policy - it is what drives it, what promotes it and, sadly, what is delivering it. Such policy is causing suffering and there are cases of people being driven to suicide.What makes matters worse is that this government is 'governing' under a 'Coalition Agreement' that has no mandate from the electorate. I have been critical of many a government before, whatever its political leaning, but I have never, until now, been scared of my government before. As campaigners we have been patient, we have used the courts, the House of Commons, petitioned etc but to no avail. Even when we win the courts rulings are ignored or laws are changed retrospectively in the Governments favour. Many people, who live with disability or care for someone who does, are being forced to take action in the form of demonstrations etc. I have been documenting said actions and, in some cases, taking part. Later in the year I will be placing a large selection of the images on this website. In the meantime, you can see some of the images, and details of government lies etc, at my blog here


  • NEWS The latest issue of the Canadian publication Miroir Magazine - entitled Memoire - is now out. This edition features a series of photographs by Christopher John Ball, including one of the special covers as featured on the left. Get your copy here


  • NEWS Throwing Stones - 'What's in your family album' a play by Christopher John Ball and Dean Sipling. Published by Britannia Street Theatre and Arts Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0992689902 Published 1st November 2013. To order your copy, via Amazon, click Throwing Stones

    “Mid-life male photographer meets young, nubile female student-cum-artistic muse - so far it’s old hat. But photographer turned playwright Christopher John Ball and co-writer Dean Sipling, whose background is film and television, bring the pairing into a thoroughly contemporary world of intercepted emails, sinister insinuation and sharp retorts. Their ‘guilty until proved innocent’ plot ... is thoroughly watchable and believable - perhaps as a result of Ball’s professional insights and DS Dom Lucas’ services as police advisor to the production.” Barbara Lewis – The Stage


  • NEWS 12" of Sin - 3rd annual juried exhibition announced. Christopher John Ball is proud to be on the selection panel of the 3rd annual '12" of Sin' juried exhibition. '12 inches of Sin' is sponsored by the Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas and organised by Dr Laura Henkel.This unique exhibition provides art patrons with the opportunity to secure the finest works of art from prestigious and emerging artists who embody both the cutting edge of today's contemporary art world and the vast breadth of artistic expression.

    More details on how to enter can be found by clicking the banner above or visiting www.12ofsin.com.

  • NEWS 'Beauty in Every Form' by Richard Savage. Publisher: Black Velvet Seductions. ISBN-13: 978-1936556472

    "What is beauty? Is it only for the young and athletic? Are we all judged? And if so just who gets to judge us? It is my belief that beauty is all around us every day, in the faces and bodies of both young and old. I believe it transcends cultures, religions, ethnicity and social status. This book is comprised of the collective thoughts of more than sixty contributors exploring this subject. Some are funny, some serious and some will move you deeply. I hope you will enjoy this book and I hope it will make you think about the nature of beauty."

    The book 'Beauty in Every Form' by Richard Savage features an essay by Christopher John Ball exploring Photography, the Other and Disability.


  • NEWS The cjballphotography website has had a bit of a spring clean and spruce up for 2013. New images and articles will be appearing on a regular basis. Also look out for news on the upcoming publication, in book form, of a series of monographs based around the photography of Christopher John Ball. An updated version of the play 'Throwing Stones' - co-written by Christopher John Ball and Dean Sipling - will also be published very soon. Chris is in development on various film projects based around disability issues. 2013/14 promises to be an interesting time so be sure to return for regular updates.

  • NEWS 'Fetish Fantasies' published by Feierabend Unique Books. ISBN-13: 978-3939998778 'Fetish Fantasies - The Best of International Fetish Photography' has now been published by Feierabend Unique Books and this unique collection features a series of photographs by Christopher John Ball.

  • NEWS Nudes 3: The Best of International Nudes Photography Vol. 3 Published by Feierabend Unique Books. ISBN-13: 978-3939998822 Nudes: The Best Of International Nudes Photography III collects the best of contemporary nudes photography within its 700 pages. The book showcases a wealth of new material, and a great variety of different approaches and aesthetics and features a series of images by Christopher John Ball.

  • NEWS WordPress Blog Launched Given that I am both disabled and a carer, I will be discussing issues that pertain to disability and the politics of disability. I am particularly interested in the unwarranted financial attacks, by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition, upon the disabled as this contemptible ’union of liars’ seek to prop up and secure the rich at the expense of the poor and vulnerable. It is also is my intention to use this Blog to discuss the history of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands and promote the rights to self determination, in the light of recent Spanish and Argentine aggression, of the population of these two territories. You will also find articles and comment with regard to the arts, politics, history and the odd bit of science and philosophy. Read my Blog by clicking the WordPress Icon to the left or here

  • NEWS The 2012 '12 inches of Sin' second annual juried exhibition will see Chris sitting on the selection committee of what is becoming a prestigious annual diary entry for artists. '12 inches of Sin' is sponsored by the Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas and organised by Dr Laura Henkel. Details on how to enter can be found here. This unique exhibition provides art patrons with the opportunity to secure the finest works of art from prestigious and emerging artists who embody both the cutting edge of today's contemporary art world and the vast breadth of artistic expression.

  • NEWS To welcome in 2012 several new images have been added to the 'Fine Art Nudes' sections

  • NEWS 'Fetish Fantasies' will be published by Feierabend Unique Books in 2012. This book will feature a series of photographs by Christopher John Ball. Watch this space for more news or visit Feierabend Unique Books

  • NEWS The work of Christopher John Ball is to appear in the next volume of Feierabend Unique Books 'Nudes' series. 'Nudes 3- The Best of International Nudes Photography III ' is due for release in 2012 and will feature a chapter around Christopher's images. Watch this space for more news.

  • NEWS 12" of Sin - Juried Competition. Las Vegas’ Sin City Gallery announces the launch of its international erotic art competition 12” of Sin: So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All In, seeking the best in sophisticated, intelligent, and clever erotic art. Christopher John Ball is proud to sit on the Jury of this excellent project. More details can be found by clicking here DEADLINE OF ENTRIES - All entries must be submitted and received by no later than 10/31/11.

  • NEWS Art Bites: Group arts exhibition and workshops - funded by the Arts Council. A rare chance to see some of Christopher's Fine Art Flower selenium bromides alongside his Fine Art Nudes - also as selenium bromides. Southlands Arts Centre, 75 The Green, West Drayton, London, UB7 7PW 27th August to 11th September 2011. More details to be found by clicking here.

  • NEWS Coming soon. The play 'Throwing Stones', which Christopher co-wrote with Dean Sipling, is to be published soon. It will be one of the first titles on the soon to be launched 'Britannia Theatre and Arts' label. Throwing Stones was first performed in 2005.

    “Mid-life male photographer meets young, nubile female student-cum-artistic muse - so far its old hat. But photographer turned playwright Christopher John Ball and co-writer Dean Sipling, whose background is film and television, bring the pairing into a thoroughly contemporary world of intercepted emails, sinister insinuation and sharp retorts. Their ‘guilty until proved innocent’ plot ... is thoroughly watchable and believable - perhaps as a result of Ball’s professional insights and DS Dom Lucas’ services as police advisor to the production.” - Barbara Lewis – The Stage


  • NEWS Christopher John Ball is proud to have work included as part of a major Erotic Arts Exhibition to be held in the City of Liverpool from the 28th January 2011. His work will be on display alongside that of several members of the arts body he co-founded, The Association of Erotic Artists. More details about the exhibition can be found by clicking Here Details about the Association of Erotic Artists can be found Here.

  • NEWS Nude Photography - Published by Endeavour London Ltd New book featuring the work of 21 international fine art photographers of the nude. Includes over a dozen images by Association of Erotic Artists Co-founder Christopher John Ball

  • NEWS May 2010 - cjballphotography website relaunched: For the past 2 years Christopher has been very busy writing and creating new photographs. In addition, he has been heavily involved in the promotion of the work of other artists, taking up the role of Juror on several international art competitions and curating various exhibitions. This workload has resulted in the neglect of his own websites. 2010 sees a relaunch of this website - starting in May - images have been remastered and placed online, new work will be uploaded on a regular basis and exciting new resource material will be added. You can look forward to book reviews, articles on photography, new images each month and so much more.

  • NEWS Erotic Signature - The World's Greatest Erotic Art of Today Volume 3 - ISBN 978-0979596476. Christopher John Ball was selected as a juror for this prestigious international arts competition in 2009. The book featuring the winners and the best of the entrants is published soon. This volume features an article by Christopher John Ball.

  • NEWS A selection of images by Christopher John Ball will be on show as part of 'Enlightenment' - a group show and workshops, in Milton Keynes from 21st September - 3rd October 2009, to be held by members of 'The Association of Erotic Artists'

    From the Association of Erotic Artists Press Release -'The Association of Erotic Artists' is set to embark upon an evangelical mission of ENLIGHTENMENT of which this exhibition is but a start. We seek to challenge society's bigoted and misguided opinions of the nature, relevance and standing of erotic art and make a stand against social, political and religious condemnation.For more details please visit www.associationoferoticartists.com


  • NEWS The Erotic Review Photographer of the year Prize 2009 - ISBN-13: 978-1904989615 Published by the Erotic Print Society this anthology of erotic photography celebrates the many varied entries to the competition of the same name. Christopher John Ball was honoured to be selected as a juror and can commend the collection to all.

  • NEWS Christopher has been named as a Juror for the 2009 annual international erotic photography competition 'The Erotic Review Photographer of the year Prize 2009' More details to come soon.

  • NEWS Christopher has been named as a Juror for the 2009 annual international erotic arts competition 'Erotic Signature' To find out more and enter the competition please click here.

  • NEWS A selection of Christopher John Ball's images are currently on display, as part of The Association of Erotic Artists, in 'The Erotic Heritage Museum' in Las Vegas USA.

  • NEWS The Impure Art Exhibition, held in Brighton in 2008, featured a selection of Christopher's cyanotypes and selenium toned prints.

  • NEWS The work of Christopher John Ball was exhibited, during 2007/08, in 'Amora - Academy of Sex and Relationships' in' The London Trocadero' in central London.

  • NEWS Twelve of Christopher John Ball's photographs are to appear in the book 'Nude Bible' to be published by Tectum in October 2007 and edited by Philippe De Baeck

  • NEWS Christopher John Ball is a regular contributor of written material to the publication 'PhotoIcon'

  • NEWS Issue Four of The New Nude Magazine features an interview by Clifford Thurlow with Christopher John Ball. At newsagents and bookstores from 10th October 2006. To read, in PDF format, the interview with Christopher John Ball printed in Issue 4 October 2006 click here. Select 'Open' to read. Adobe Reader required which can be downloaded from here.

  • NEWS Christopher John Ball is a regular contributor to the publication 'The New Nude Magazine' "The New Nude is a new photography magazine focusing on contemporary fine-art nudes. With an emphasis on locations and travel destinations, the magazine aims to bring readers the works of some of the world's most talented photographers working with the artistic nude. The New Nude is printed on a quarterly basis, bringing the world of fine-art nude photography to readers across the globe. Each issue is packed with photographer portfolios, news, book reviews, and hands-on equipment tests with the latest in photographic gear."

  • NEWS www.cjballphotography.co.uk is featured in the book ' Erotic Website's' Published by Feierabend Verlag, Ohg. ISBN: 389985277X

    "Erotica always has played a major role in our society: From fine art painting and photography to films and home cinema and now the internet - The large number of sexually themed website's is testament to the popularity of erotic website's. Erotic Web Sites is another exceptional title from Feierabend’s very successful Cube collection devoted to eroticism. More than 900 images explore themes such as female and male photography, couples, fetish and homoerotic photography. The internet provides easy access to these subjects, but the flood of tasteless web sites can make searching the web a hazardous business. Erotic Web Sites is the perfect guide to the most artistic, well-designed and exciting sites available."


  • NEWS Jade: The International Erotic Art and Literature Magazine for the Pleasure of Discerning Adults. Published by Great Northern Publishing. To read, in PDF format, the six page interview with Christopher John Ball printed in Issue 22 September 2005 click here. Select 'Open' to read. Adobe Reader required which can be downloaded from here.

  • NEWS Photo Magazine - Hong Kong: Featured an in-depth eight page interview with Christopher John Ball and also featured several examples of his photographic imagery. To read, in PDF format, the 8 page interview with Christopher John Ball printed in the March 2002 issue click here. Please note - this is in Hong Kong Chinese. Select 'Open' to read. Adobe Reader required which can be downloaded from here.

  • NEWS Jade: The International Erotic Art and Literature Magazine for the Pleasure of Discerning Adults. Published by Great Northern Publishing. Christopher's imagery is regularly featured within the pages of Jade.

  • NEWS The International Journal of Erotica: Issue Three. Published by Diverse Publications Ltd. Featured a 5 page portfolio of Christopher's photography. To read, in PDF format, the 5 page spread of Christopher John Ball's imagery, printed in Issue 3 2004 issue click here. Select 'Open' to read. Adobe Reader required which can be downloaded from here.

  • NEWS K-Code: The Real Italian Lifestyle And Culture Magazine Published by Image Management Srl. This Italian Life-style, Fashion and Art magazine contained a 3 page interview with Christopher John Ball and features a selection of his imagery. To read, in PDF format, the 3 page interview with Christopher John Ball printed in the March 2002 issue click here. Select 'Open' to read. Adobe Reader required which can be downloaded from here.

  • NEWS Naked: Publisher: Feierabend Verlag, Ohg ISBN: 3899851609. The human physique has always been a central theme of the fine arts. Every body possesses its own singular beauty, and a photographer must recognize this unique style in order to express it. The simple bending of a knee or the tilt of a chin brings out new forms and character traits. Arising from the interaction between artful technique as well as a trusting relationship between photographer and model are veritable masterpieces of nude photography. Top contemporary photographers from Europe and America present their excellent art: from elegant to boldly erotic to provocative.

  • NEWS Special Reserve: ISBN: 1-9037100-2-2 The editors of JADE - The International Erotic Art and Literature Magazine - are proud to present this 'Special Reserve Collection' - a book featuring almost two hundred pages of first-class photography and stunning pictorial beauty from 17 countries around the globe, including the UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Belgium, Eire, Israel, South Africa and Namibia. A feast of the world's finest erotic, fetish and art photography. RECENTLY VOTED EROTIC PHOTO-BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • NEWS Playboy TV's Sexcetera. Christopher was recently interviewed and filmed at work for inclusion in Playboy TV's Sexcetera programme.

Reviews and Comments

"...sensual nudes that pay homage to the female form in a manner that is both graceful and elegant. Very rarely do we come across a portfolio that strikes us so deeply..." - The New Nude Magazine

"The poses taken by his models connect the work of Chris Ball to that of a director of theater playing with accessories and sets to tell a secret and personal history whose meaning would remain out of reach. " - Incubuschoice

"black and white nude images of high quality....If you are interested in photography this is a great place" - JanesGuide

"His work is of the highest quality." - Jade:The International Erotic Art & Literature Magazine

"The effort of creating just this quality of light and shadow is a tribute to the torturously exquisite attention Ball bequeaths his models. What we are allowed and enabled to envision is Ball’s true art, the ultimate seduction, the torture." - Stevie Burns Voracitybeat

"beautiful artwork of an experienced photographer" -Shadows

"Beautiful style...graceful figures, with one remarkable erotic power." - Liberaeva Mag

''....Fine art nude in its lexical meaning: captivating b/w scenes of the female form...'' - Artoffice

His imagery is ...........''..natural poetry.'' - Ffotografieren

 


 

Reviews of Theatre - Throwing Stones.

“Throwing Stones has just opened at the Greenwich Playhouse and it enters the dark and perverse world of child pornography in a studied and highly creative way. Indeed, it comes close to being a totally absorbing evaluation of what some might believe is true art while others might cringe in horror at the sight of what they see is an indecent image.....Anton Krause’s direction is impeccable; Helen Chadney, Christopher Vian-Smith, Shaun Stone and Geraldine Garner generate performances which are outstanding while Laura Murphy exudes sex from every pore.” Roy Atterbury – Bexley Times

“Mid-life male photographer meets young, nubile female student-cum-artistic muse - so far it’s old hat. But photographer turned playwright Christopher John Ball and co-writer Dean Sipling, whose background is film and television, bring the pairing into a thoroughly contemporary world of intercepted emails, sinister insinuation and sharp retorts. Their ‘guilty until proved innocent’ plot ... is thoroughly watchable and believable - perhaps as a result of Ball’s professional insights and DS Dom Lucas’ services as police advisor to the production.” Barbara Lewis – The Stage

"This is fringe theatre at its best, experimental, vaguely existential" - Clifford Thurlow - The New Nude Magazine.

"The writers... bravely tackle this controversial subject to produce a challenging and thought-provoking modern drama." -Bromley Times