Chris Foley is a Los Angeles-ish based photographer specializing in street/narrative images.

Photography has always run in my blood, though I didn't began my earnest pursuit of the craft until 2007.

I was born outside of Boston, Massachusetts in 1973 and banged around New England until the summer of my 25th year when I packed everything into a big-ass yellow truck and moved - sight unseen - to Southern California to seek fame and fortune or something. Instead I picked up a whole lot of life experience, broke into the entertainment industries, earned a bunch of money, lost a bunch of money, gained a Polish wife, moved to France for a couple of years, traveled a lot, explored foreign languages, ate strange foods, grew terribly homesick for California, and finally returned to my beloved Santa Barbara for a nap.

That’s all to say life has given me a lot to think about, and I suppose I make sense of that through capturing and creating narrative on the streets.

I'll be in Santa Barbara working the Los Angeles and San Francisco streets until summer 2023 at which time Pausha and I will relocate to New England to pursue a series of narrative projects in NYC and Boston.

Chris Foley,
Santa Barbara, CA.
June 2021

Image Credit: Eduardo Acosta