Chuck Kirchner | Photography: Culture, Ritual, and Spirit | Prints and Publications


Most of the photographs shown on this website are now available for purchase - just click on the "BUY" button above the photograph and it will take you to the products list. The photographs will be individually printed by the photographer using Epson printers and inks and archival papers by Epson and Red River. Photos in all galleries except Portraiture are available. For additional information, please contact me directly at



Thin Places and Photographic Creativity

Thin Places and Photographic Creativity integrates the Celtic concept of Thin Places - where the space between heaven and earth is tissue-thin, even translucent - with the photographer's vision. Translating this vision into a photograph, in the author's experience, involves five elements - The Light, Simplicity, Color, Openness, and the Ethereal. Photographs from the Northwest Coast, the High Plains of the Southwest, and other locations near and far are accompanied by quotes from Thin Place commentators providing additional context and meaning to these experiences.
This 70-page, soft-cover book is available through my Blurb bookstore:

Noel's Ireland

I've made five trips to Ireland over the years, including two attending a workshop in the Irish Concertina with the foremost master of that instrument, Noel Hill. The photographs in "Noel's Ireland" provide a vivid portrait of the spirit of music, dance, and the Land of Eire. "The Setting, the Music, the Dance, the Craic." The 40-page, soft-cover book is available through my Blurb bookstore:

Pushkar Mela

I had the pleasure and opportunity to spend a week at the Pushkar Mela (Fair), including te Pushkar Camel Fair. While the Camel Fair is widely known, the spiritual and religious component involving bathing in sacred Lake Pushkar is the more noteworthy among the Hindus of the Indian subcontinent. The photographs in this book represent the best of over 1,500 created that week and encompass he spiritual and temporal nature of the Mela. It was an honor to be among the sadhus, camel and horse traders, itinerant salespeople, and just plain folk as they participated in the Mela.The 40-page, soft-cover book is available through my Blurb bookstore: