May 13, 2013
The National staff photographer Christopher Pike was raised by Trinidadian parents and bounced around the Caribbean, Europe and Canada exploring his photography. He was named photographer of the year in 2004 at Loyalist College, covered two Olympic games and spent two years documenting the Canadian prairies as a staff photographer.
December 27, 2012
Very early in the week I spent reviewing the 44,000 plus images shot by our staff photographers in 2012 I realised that the best presentation I could offer to you, the reader and viewer, was not to force these images in to pre-ordained categories or set arbitrary quotas on number of images from one photographer, place or event to another. Rather, I should simply offer the images that I believe you will connect with, that will give you an emotional response as they did me.
December 25, 2012
Striking symmetry, complementary tones, the jockeys lost in thought looking into the distance; this image shot recently by staff photographer Christopher Pike while covering races at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian club creates the feel of an ad campaign for a fashion house as much as a sporting event.
November 7, 2012
National View editor RJ Mickleson talks to staff photographer Christopher Pike about his experiences and thoughts of a recent assignment to Kazakhstan.
October 3, 2012
In the heart of the UAE, at the base of Jebel Hafeet, engineers have not only brought water to the desert, they’re also putting it to good use.
October 2, 2012
It’s all too easy as a photographer to approach your assignment with a pre-conceived idea of what the images should look like. Trying to keep yourself and your subjects focused on what you want is often quite a challenge.
September 11, 2012
The Olympics has had extraordinary media coverage this year. It has excited all of us and given some of us the desire to get back on our bikes.
August 23, 2012
Ramadan culminates with the three-day Eid Al Fitr holiday celebrating the end of the fast. Marked by a special morning prayer, the day is a form of spiritual graduation and a chance to permanently implement the spiritual lessons learnt throughout the month.
August 7, 2012
Life moves at very different pace in the old section of Sharjah.