B.1977 Timaru New Zealand

Chris Garside is an artist and photographer who works from his studio in Zürich and lives in Andermatt Switzerland.

At an early age Chris was exposed to the creative community through his passion for skateboarding, street art and city life. Constantly inspired by his friends and surroundings. At age fifthteen he aquired his first anolog camera and started to document the rich culture surrounding him.


Growing up in New Zealand in a family where travel and creativity were greatly appreciated and encouraged it wasn't long before he embarked on his first journey abroad with a one way ticket to Germany and no idea what would follow!

His travels soon led him into the mountains of Austria and shortly after on a fifteen year pursuit, chasing snow and documenting the action. During this time he switched from photography to video and produced material for TV and Action sports companies.

Chris arrived in Zürich in 2011 and after stints working for swiss television, labouring on building sites and trying to figure out what to do next. He begun to photograph again. Like in his childhood he was again drawn into city life, creative types and the world of art and creativity.

Nearing the end of 2017 Garside moved away from the city and into the mountainess region of Andermatt in the swiss alps. Chris currently works between his studio in Zürich and home of Andermatt.


KALK3 exhibition,  Zürich Switzerland 2018. Photo: Roman Riegger