Born in Santa Monica California, Christopher Robin Blum was raised first in
Israel before returning to California with his family
to spend his adolescent years in Venice beach. He was
exposed to many different artistic mediums, but never
found anything that spoke to him. At 17 years old, he
joined the Army and was stationed overseas. During this
time he was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Granuloma, a
rare Auto immune Disease where a person's immune system
mistakes parts of their own body for an infection. He
spent 8 months in and out of Army hospitals in Germany,
eventually losing the majority of one lung. After being
in remission for several years, the condition returned,
this time damaging a small portion of his brain.
Thankfully, he is once again in remission.
Using his GI Bill he went back to school and discovered
a love of photography. Specifically the combination of
Traditional Black and white fine art imagery with
Digital darkroom tools. Unable to be around darkroom
chemicals due to his health, the digital darkroom
changed his world. With these tools he is able to create
the images he sees in his minds eye, finally realizing his
Over the years Christopher Robin Blum has shown his work
in both solo and group shows, that include the California Museum of Photography,
the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.
His work has been published in several prominent internationally circulated fine art magazines such as
Black and white magazine where he won merit awards both in the 2009 and 2010 Single image portfolio issues, and
Color magazine in 2010 where he won two additional
merit awards in the still life and extreme color categories.
Christopher intends to continue creating art for as long
as he is able. Having finally found his medium, the creation
of new and unique images keeps him moving forward both
spiritually and artistically.