Christopher Handran is a contemporary artist based in Brisbane, Australia.
Handran’s practice explores perception and phenomenal experience, particularly as mediated by technologies such as photography, film and video. Using the most basic principles of these media, his work re-enacts the sense of wonder and experimentation that characterised early photography and film. Handran constructs or modifies cameras, lenses, viewing devices or film and video equipment using d.i.y. techniques, junk store materials and op shop technology. The idiosyncratic imaging devices that result from these manipulations and misuses are used to document everyday phenomena and immediate surroundings, and to create and frame the experience of viewers in the gallery.