Welcome to my website! My name is Christopher, and I'm a photographer based in Winchester, VA (formerly of Pittsburgh, PA). I specialize in lifestyle portraiture and interiors, but put another way, I'm interested in people and the places they gather. I try to capture those people and places with genuineness and simplicity. I've been adding more photographic projects as of late, and my portfolio now includes work for clients as local as Pittsburgh and as far afield as Condé Nast UK.When I'm not behind the lens, I'm teaching and writing about music. 

This site is my little corner of the web, both as my portfolio and a place to share my thoughts and the results of my photographic wanderings. You'll find a small sample of pictures in the galleries, but my more frequent activity and current projects can be found on the blog page. 

CONTACT & hiring

If you're interested in working on a project feel free to send me an email at c.thomas.ruth@gmail.com


Shantanu Starick
Jockum Klenell
The Blue Hour
The Weaver House
Tim Melidio
Jared Chambers
Peggy Wong
Chris Ozer
Gaëtan Rossier


Thom Dawkins Poetry
Erick Fox
James W. Iman, Pianist
Mark Fromm, Composer
Trillium Ensemble
claySmith studio