About minimalism and Chris

about minimalism


 

About Minimalism and Chris

 

Chris Wray was born in 1964 in Halifax – Yorkshire  in England. He’s a photographer, writer, minimalist, and entrepreneur. He’s been conducting a passionate affair with technology since he was 4 years old when his parents gave him a screwdriver, a plug, and a piece of mains cable; making him promise never to plug  it into live electricity.

A former project manager and engineer, he writes the Two Less Things blog, as one of the UK’s few writers on Minimalism. He almost  featured in the book – Stuffocation: How We’ve Had Enough of Stuff, and Why Experience Matters More Than Ever by James Wallman, (James said he was sorry ), but that’s OK.  He has been featured in other magazines, on BBC Radio and BBC online. Captured in The Telegraph newspaper, there’s an article detailing his change of life from corporate life to the ‘Minimalist Man’ he is today,  see here.

As a serial entrepreneur, he runs a photography business, consults with businesses who want to build a presence online through using mobile phones and tablets, and does all things commercial and operational for his consulting business. He builds websites, and helps clients with digital marketing.

Chris recently relocated to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, having previously lived just outside the centre of Cambridge, in the company of his Mac and retro Hi-Fi. He shared these few possessions with his grown up children. He owns very little, not even the house he lives in. He maintains the minimalist ethos – life is about experiences, not about things. He lives with his partner, and he’s trying really hard to convert her to minimalism too.

Chris has become a digital nomad fulfilling his love of travel and working online. You can find him mostly in the Coffee shops of Phnom Penh, similarly in London, sometimes with camera in hand, trying not to look like a tourist.