Chris Ekstein is a Photographer and Director of Photography in Venice, CA. The son of a French Fashion Photographer and Platinum Fine Art Photographer, Chris pursued the captured image from a young age. Some of his clients include The Jim Henson Company, American Airlines, and Lifetime Network. His latest national campaign for jewelry designer Sydney Evan was shot in Malibu and featured in Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. Chris has traveled to Africa twice to shoot for Care Corps. While a fellow at the American Film Institute, Panavision awarded Chris the New Filmmaker Grant and Chris’s thesis received the Alfred P. Sloan Award. Chris received his BFA from New York University and a MFA in Cinematography from the AFI in 2005.