Born in Manhattan and raised in Northern New Jersey, Christopher Sadowski always held a passion for photography, news, and New York City. “As a child my parents used to always take me to New York City, and I was always amazed by the hustle and bustle of the city as well as the magnificence of the skyscrapers. I would always bring my point and shoot camera to document our voyages; that is when I fell in love with New York.
While attending college at Montclair State University for communication studies in 2003, in addition to volunteering for the school newspaper, Sadowski began freelancing for local weekly newspapers around North Jersey by both writing news articles and creating the photos that were published alongside.
Sadowski soon found it was hard to wear two hats and decided that he could still report by just using his camera. “I soon began to chase down breaking news stories and contact the local newspapers because I just felt that I wanted to public to be informed about what was happening in their neighborhoods.”
The growing love affair between photography, news and New York City reporting took a major turn when Sadowski began providing photography services to the New York Post in 2004. “It was a way to cover big stories that had national and sometimes even international significance. Some of the stories that I would cover would have 20 other photographers there all competing for the best shot; some of them were the best photographers in the country, so it really forced me to become a better photographer.”
While Sadowski still provides regular photo coverage to the New York Post, he also provides photo coverage to The Record/Herald News of New Jersey and the Daily Mail’s MailOnline website and occasionally gets commissioned for assignments with other publications.
“To me, there is just something so special about seeing your name in print next to your published photo; it is the culmination of all the hard work you put into creating something so that other people can now experience what you experienced through your camera lens.”
To say Sadowski is passionate about photography is an understatement, “There is that old saying that if you love what you do for a living, then you will never have to work a day in your life, and I can honestly say that I am fortunate enough to be in the position to do so in the greatest city in the world.”