Chris Coekin was born in Leicester and is now based in London. His work is predominantly concerned with contemporary British culture. His work is frequently based upon personal experiences and is often collaborative. He works mainly with photography and often combines, text, ephemera, audio and archival imagery within his projects. His work has been exhibited widely including shows at: The Photographers’ Gallery London, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Belfast Exposed, Foam Museum Amsterdam, People’s History Museum Manchester, Stephen Bulger Gallery Canada. He has had solo shows at the Lodz Festival Poland, the Orange Festival and the Dali International Photography Festival China. Chris has published three books, Knock Three Times (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2006) The Hitcher (Walkout/The Photographers’ Gallery, 2007) and The Altogether (Walkout/Books, 2011). He set up his publishing imprint, Walkout/Productions in 2007. He is also Senior lecturer on the BA Photography, University for the Creative Arts.
The photographer, Chris Coekin, is both actor and director is this series of short stories of a hitch-hiker in the UK and the drivers who pick him up.