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Chris Barnes

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I am a Maine native but moved to Virginia at a very young age and spent my entire childhood until my early 20's in the rural mountains of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  My early years were spent living on a horse farm which my father owned and operated along with his horse trailer business.  At the age of 12, we moved to Massanutten Ski Resort and that is where I began what would eventually become my career in the winter sports industry.  I was a competitive ski racer while working in the ski shop at Massanutten, then eventually moved to Sunday River Maine in 1995 which is where I still live today.  I fell in love with Bethel from the day I moved here, and have called it my home for the past 22 years.  I started out working in Sunday River's ski shop, was a sponsored ski athlete for several years, then eventually became a sales rep in 2000.  Throughout my career I've spent a lot of time in front of a camera as an athlete and have always had a passion for photography.  Then a few years ago, I began to take it seriously.  My full time job requires a lot of travel and my camera gear goes with me everywhere.  This allows me great opportunity to shoot in many different locations, both in the US and around the world.  My  journey of professional photography is still young and I love it now more than ever before.   I will continue to craft my skills to bring you unique and high quality images that you can cherish.