C  H  R  I  S  T  O  P  H  E  R     D.    L E C L A I R E              P  H  O  T  O  G  R  A  P  h  Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chatham,   Massachusetts,   Cape Cod,   U.S.A


                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chatham Stage Harbor,  2008

Christopher D. LeClaire, 2012


Photo  Statement

Photography for me is both complex and minimal. As both a photographer and abstract artist, my love and fascination with conceptual design and composition are my primary motivations for capturing everyday images on film.

Choosing and knowing my subject matter, discovering the right location, timing my shoot in accordance with the weather and time of day, is where it begins. Knowing how I want to capture my subject within its particular environment is next. This primary element is crucial for me. Just like orchestrating a composition within an abstract painting or a modern assemblage, angling my camera to compose and capture that one 'key shot' through my viewfinder is essential. This experience, sharpened by my understanding and appreciation for design, color and my knowledge of how to arrange the subjects within the 'field of play' leads me to that one final moment of success on film.

My technical education from Wentworth as a mechanical drafting and engineering major, as well as my traditional and formal fine art training from UMass Dartmouth enables me to produce a final product of what I like to call Technical Fine Art Photography. Being able to combine the best of both these worlds places me in a unique category of fine art photographers.





Christopher D. LeClaire         Commercial   Photography   -  Cover  Shots



Cape Cod GuideBook, 2012-13

Best Read Guide, 2012

Chatham Magazine, 2009 Cover

HarperCollins Press (soft cover), 2009-present

Cape Cod GuideBook, 2011





Christopher D. LeClaire       Photo Gallery  /  Prints



Cape Cod Boathouse,  2010

Chatham Dock House & Pier,  2010

Littleneck Quahaugs,  2009

Chatham Stage Harbor Lighthouse,  2009





Littleneck Quahaugs & Seaweed,  2009

Harbor Seal Pup,  2010

Chatham Stage Harbor Lighthouse & Fog,  2010

River Boathouse,  2009



Fall Pumpkins,  2012

Cape Cod Sunset,  2009

Fall Maples,  2012

Oysters,  2011




Christopher D. LeClaire      Giclee Prints  


Print  Sizes

8 x 10", matted prints

18 x 24", unframed prints

24 x 36", unframed prints


Available at the following locations:


*   The Chatham Squire  *  

487 Main St. Chatham, Ma.  

(508) 945-0945  


directly through this site. 

Email for pricing at  leclaire13@comcast.net




Additional  Photography  Websites  for   LeClaire Photography :


View complete portfolios of LeClaire's photography at:   













Additional prints & photography by Christopher LeClaire at: 

                                   flickriver tm   









Christopher D. LeClaire   Family Portraiture,  Weddings  &   Head Shots







Note:   Inquire for single or group photo shoot pricing at   leclaire13@comcast.net




All images contained within this site may not be reproduced, copied, altered or saved without the express written consent of Christopher D. LeClaire Photography. For reproduction rights, please contact me at

eMail  leclaire13@comcast.net

All Images   Copyright 2012    Christopher D. LeClaire  Photography.






Christopher D. LeClaire   Publications


Front Cover

Promotional  Poster

Back Cover


My current photography book, CAPE COD Commercial Fisheries Chatham, Massachusetts is a visual essay on the entire commercial  fisheries within the seaside Cape Cod town of Chatham, Massachusetts.

The format is a fine art photography book that is both historical and educational. The edition includes a narrative introduction detailing the history of the towns oldest and most respected industry for the past 300 years. A total of fourteen chapters extensively examines each of the unique fisheries. The book incorporates more than 220 high color resolution images.

The publication release date is March 31st, 2012 (in conjunction with the Town Of Chatham's 300th. Anniversary). See details on Chatham's events at www.chatham300.org


Copies are available for purchase directly from the following locations:  *

Chatham Yellow Umbrella Bookstore

Main St. Chatham, MA  (508) 945-0144


Where The Sidewalk Ends

Main St. Chatham, MA





Worlds To Conquer An Authorized Biography Of Steve Reeves

By  Christopher D. LeClaire

Monomoy Press  / Release date  Dec. 1999  /  ISBN no. 0967675413 /   256 pages

Currently, first edition is sold out. Used copies can be found occasionally via Amazon.com or ebay.com.


My first publication is the life story of Hollywood actor Steve Reeves who electrified audiences for decades. Rising to stardom in two fields he was the first bodybuilder turned actor long before Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Sylvester Stallone hit the scene.

Drawing on seven years of research and writing Christopher LeClaire captures in photography and words, including over 190 photos, many never before published, the definitive portrait of the man who inspired millions, the man many believe to be the greatest bodybuilder ever.

To read book reviews on Worlds To Conquer and to view additional photos from his book visit Chris's book website at   www.STEVEREEVESBIOGRAPHY.com





Christopher D. LeClaire

Hometown:   Chatham, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, U.S.A

LeClaire is a 1989 graduate of Chatham High School. He is a former U.S. Navy DIVER, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, and a recipient of an Honorable Discharge. In 1997 he graduated Cum Laude from The University Of Massachusetts in Dartmouth with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art with a concentration in photography.

LeClaire is a published author and visual artist whose work has appeared in various trade magazines and publications. He has exhibited in fine art galleries throughout Cape Cod, Boston and Delaware. He lives in Chatham.


U.S Navy DIVER - Christopher D. LeClaire, USN 

LeClaire receiving his Bachelors degree with honors from UMass Dartmouth, 1997


Memberships,  Societies  &  Organizations


U.S. American Legion, Veteran's of Operation Desert Storm - Life Member, enrollee

National Rifle Association, NRA - Life Member

National Eagle Scout Association, NESA - Life Member

American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, ASME




Christopher D. LeClaire     

P.O. Box 116     South Chatham, MA  02659     U.S.A.         eMail:    leclaire13@comcast.net

Christopher D. LeClaire,  2011