Chris Vance is a San Francisco Bay Area based artist who spent his childhood on a 14-acre spread in the mountains of Colorado. Growing up in this environment shaped his love for nature and outdoor sports and served the perfect backdrop for a developing artist and photographer. Vance attended The Academy of Art University and graduated with a BFA in Photography with emphasis on Sports Photography, an obvious choice for the avid sportsman and nature enthusiast.

In addition to his photography, Vance co-owns District Wine Lounge and Ironside in the SOMA district of San Francisco and District Wine and Whiskey Lounge in Oakland.