CHUCK VAN RIPER
BEHIND THE LENS
I'm a Florida based photographer, writer, artist and musician. My "real job" is teaching and playing guitar, but I have always had a passion for photography, also. I've been shooting for a couple of decades. Lately I've gotten into mirrorless systems and shoot everything with them now. Currently I use a Fuji XT1 & XT2 with 18-55, 35mm f1.4, 18-135 and 50-200mm lenses. I love the Fuji look. I also use a Fuji X100T which is also a magic camera! The colors and tones are amazing
Professionally, I have been the photographer for a local magazine, Brevard Live, for a few years. I shoot a lot of events but also get a chance to shoot whatever I want around town for a feature section.
As a musician, I have been studying music since 1969. My main instruments are guitar and trumpet. Currently I teach guitar at FIT (a local college) and privately. I also play gigs around town. You can hear some of my music in the SHOP section.
Hope you enjoy browsing my site and thanks for stopping by!