Chad Coombs

Chad Coombs

*1982 in Saskatoon, Canada

Chad Coombs was born in 1982 in Saskatoon, Canada. His early theoretical and especially practical occupation with paintings was affected by former attempts to reeducate his left-handedness and not entirely corrected defective vision. The camera gave the young man the possibility to accept his disability and to transform it positively. Due to the medium photography he could overcome the restrictions, which he experienced in painting. Like Richard Avedon, Chad Coombs wants to disturb and arouse the viewer, to make him feel and think. In many cases he focuses on issues and problems of the globalized world. Sometimes very subtle like in the series Future Wildlife Portrait, sometimes very radical like in the series Photoganda. Chad Coombs works were published by national and international magazines. In 2008 Chad Coombs followed an invitation of the David LaChapelle Studios to New York and worked two weeks with the team of his favourite photographer.