Chris Mathan is an outdoor photographer, graphic/website designer, marketing specialist and publisher of 40 years experience working with some of the world’s leading creatives. She began her career at New York City’s prestigious Chermayeff & Geismar Associates, its sister exhibit firm Metaform and Knoll Furniture. In the mid 80s she moved to London to work with one of England’s most renown designers, Peter Saville in the music and fashion industries.
Back in America, she formed her design firm, Pinch, with clients from diverse industries from manufacturing to music, architecture and finance — always working with and art directing photographers. She moved from New York to Maine in the early 90s where her love of training animals reemerged when she got her first bird dog and became an avid grouse hunter. Soon after the field trial bug took hold, her business took a turn focusing on the shooting sport industry and her studio was renamed The Sportsman’s Cabinet.
Having studied both studio and fine art photography in college, Chris soon purchased her first digital camera and began traveling across the country photographing all things bird dogs and field trials. In 2008, she and friend/cohort, Mazie Davis launched Strideaway, the only online publication devoted entirely to pointing dog field trials. In 2015, she relocated to southwest Georgia, the heart of quail plantation country and wild bird field trials where she continues to promote the field trial sport. In 2019, Strideaway undertook an important project, Youth Field Trial Alliance promoting youngster’s involvement in field trials, bird dogs and exposed to our great sporting life, including the conservation of wild places and creatures.