Photographer | Traveler | Visual Story-Teller
Hello there! I’m Christopher Casson, a photographer raised in a small community outside of Chicago.
I also happen to have Asperger’s Syndrome, a developmental disorder within the higher functioning end the autistic spectrum. To make it brief, I’m a very shy guy. Growing up presented numerous difficulties all things considered, from struggling in school to social skills. Later in life I also had to learn how to deal with the numerous deaths of those close to me. It was rough period of time.
One way of me coping with it that I developed a love for was photography. Going out to explore the land always presented a new perspective of life itself and gave a sense of inspiration for me to move forward, no matter what struggle I’m currently dealing with. It gave me a way to express my thoughts and emotions in ways that words cannot describe entirely. It gave me a voice.
This sense of peace and tranquility I experience when I create these photos is something I want to pass down to the future owners of my artwork. I believe that photos can capture the emotion felt when taken, whether it is the subjects in front of the lens or even the photographers themselves. Something that can appear ordinary and not worth paying attention to can easily become extraordinary if you look at it from the right angle and gain a new perspective.
This new journey for me is also something I want to present and share with others such as myself, whether they are on the autistic spectrum or feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders while feeling trapped in their current situation, through blogging and other forms of media. A way to show that no matter what background or circumstance you started out at, you can accomplish anything if you dream it. The only thing preventing you from accomplishment is you.
With that said, I hope you will enjoy seeing my journey in life and photography as I continue to discover my full potential. I certainly hope my art will also continue to help inspire you to continue moving forward regardless of what life throws at you and reach yours as well. Come and join the journey!