Artist Spotlight | Simon Christen

Driven by an interest in visual storytelling, Simon Christen began his visual art career as a character animator at Pixar Animation Studios. Christen developed a hobby for photography shortly thereafter, fascinated with abandoned structures and urban exploration.

Christen’s experiments with time lapse photography created a spectacular union of his career as an animator and his passion as a photographer. As an animator Christen carefully studies movement in great detail, where as photography forces him to focus on a split second in time. Shooting time lapse footage is very time-consuming, but extremely rewarding after capturing something beautiful that was hidden to the naked eye.


Ground your focus in the splendor of Simon Christen’s natural timelapses.