Christopher Edwards, 46, formerly of Monkton and Bennington
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Christopher Robin Edwards, 46, son of Steven and Nancy Edwards of Cornwall, brother of Peter Edwards, left this life peacefully on Aug. 25, 2019. Chris was born in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. and raised in Monkton and Bennington, Vt., where he graduated from Mt. Anthony Union High School. He went to Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., where he studied photography. He took a third year at the San Francisco College of Art and graduated from Bard with a major in art photography.
After graduation, Christopher returned to San Francisco and began his professional career as an architectural photographer working with notable photographers. Chris later became the Head of the Beinecke Digital Studio at Beinecke Library at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
In 2014, he and his family moved to Los Angeles, where Chris became the Digital Imaging Architect for the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles, a job that took him all over the world and gave him international renown in his field. Chris had both hands-on and managerial responsibility for all digital assets and production at The Getty.
Chris was in love with photography his whole life. National Geographic magazine was an early source of inspiration. His grandfather, an executive at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y., gave him an endless supply of cameras, film, and processing throughout his formative years. His other loves included technology, making pithy posts on Instagram, D-I-Y, estate sales, vintage scooters and motorcycles, family, and the entire city of Los Angeles. Chris was an active member in scooter clubs in New Haven and San Francisco. He was famous among his friends and associates for his adventurous palate. He always sought and found the best, most unusual foods — taco trucks to crickets to Korean BBQ and much more — all over LA and wherever he traveled.
Chris was bright, energetic, kind and loving, and had a sharp sense of humor. He was a great friend loved by so many, a deeply devoted and loving son and brother, and an adoring and attentive father to his son Asher, 8, and daughter Sophie, 6.
He’s survived by his wife Jessica Libero Edwards and their two children, of Branford, Conn.; his parents of Cornwall, Vt.; his brother, Peter, of the Czech Republic; as well as innumerable friends, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is greatly missed. Chris is laid to rest in Branford, Conn.◊