I’m a working artist living in Chicago where I teach photography at Columbia College and the Evanston Art Center.  My work is exhibited in galleries and nonprofit art venues.  I have been making photographic art since 1990.  My interest has long been in creating images with a surrealist narrative, compelling and elusive.  I began, in 1998, using stereo photography to further immerse the viewer in the imagery.  Simultaneously the concept of my work has evolved into more fully developed stories embracing the supernatural.  As of this writing, four such stories have been completed, each set in early 20th century America.  The Strange Case of Dr. Addison and the Crosswell Twins centers on a pair of twin sisters, one of whom has died mysteriously but appears to her surviving sibling in spirit form.  A Case of Levitation: The Story of Frances Naylor tells of a girl who had lost her legs in infancy, but later develops the ability to levitate.  Magic and Murder at the Candy Factory: The Story of Anna Sula involves an orphan girl who had telekinesis, but was murdered at the confectioner where she worked.  And the most recent story, Master William and the Governess, is the legend of a young man who is visited by the spirit of his late governess who continues his education.  These stories form initially as small ideas, often inspired by location, technical advancement, or historical research.  From there they grow into detailed narratives, and are eventually executed after lengthy preproduction involving casting, costumes, props, and sets.  

Christopher Schneberger is an artist in Chicago and teaches photography at Columbia College, the Evanston Art Center, and is the founder of the Digital Arts and Photography program at the Lillstreet Art Center.  Represented at Printworks Gallery in Chicago.  Recent exhibitions include Dorsky Gallery in New York City, Printworks Gallery in Chicago, El Camino College in California, and College for Creative Studies and Detroit.  He is twice recipient of an Illinois Arts Council individual artist grant, and twice winner of the Paul Wing award for best stereo theater presentation.  His work was recently the cover story for PhotoEd magazine’s stereo photography issue.
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