Chris is a self-confessed "thalassophile" (sea-lover), having been snorkelling and surfing since he was a child, gained a degree in coastal biology at Hull University in 1993, and served as a lifeboat crewman for 22 years.
He has combined his passion with his photography career in recent years to dive under the local sea Cousteau-style to capture its amazing wildlife through his lens.
Chris said: "I love the sea's mystery, hidden wildlife and ever-changing nature - from raging winter storms to waters that look as clear and blue as the Caribbean when the sediment settles in summer." The sea has been vital to North Norfolk coastal communities for generations - from its famous crab and lobster fishing to attracting tourists, he added.
For tickets (£6 or £10 for both events) and information about Sea Life - A festival of Marine Films visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com or call the box office on 01263 822347.