CHRIS HELCERMANAS-BENGE is recognized for his creative and innovative photography. Dual Canadian / American citizenship and EEC work visa permits him to shoot freely throughout the world.
33 years of producing stills for film, industry and government has taken Chris to 72 countries on assignment. He has been the photographer on over 200 film projects; photographed 3 wars, 11 combat zones, countless natural & man-made events; won numerous awards, and been published worldwide.
Chris H-B works well with talent, creative, and production to generate the finest images. He is very serious about work, getting the job done and delivering to clients. “There’s a lot of improvisation, tenacity, pressure, and hard work that goes into any shoot.
Chris has a BA in Military History, an MA in International Affairs and a diploma in Fine Arts. His Military service included Southeast Asia, Africa, Greece, Germany, Turkey, Africa, the Pentagon, and the Middle East. He is a licensed pilot; a Padi certified diver, and parachutist, trained in desert, jungle, and mountain survival. He is an experienced sailor, a kayaker, mountaineer, Bon vivant, lover of fine wines and avid cross-country skier
Chris is a member of C.A.P.I.C., The Overseas Press Club, The American Society of Media Photographers, National Press Photographer's Association, Combat Photographer's Association, I.A.T.S.E. (roster member US Local 600, Canadian Locals 667 and 669). Chris donates his time and photography as a volunteer to the MS Society, CHilD. Foundation, and Children’s Hospital.