Chris Shaw's artistic practice comprises photo books, exhibitions and hand printed archive prints. The books include Life as a Night Porter (Twin Palms, 2006), an A3-sized monograph capturing the life and lifestyle of a night porter in london 1993-2004. Other books include “Before and after Night Porter (Kehrer, 2012), Weeds of Wallasey (Superlabo, 2013), Horizon Icon (Adad, 2015), Retrospecting Sandy Hill (Morel Books, 2015) and Tokyo in Hong Kong (Zen Foto Gallery, 2018).
Chris is represented in public collections of The Tate in London, Frac Des Pays de la Loire in Nantes and Carnegie Museum in Pittsburg. Chris held his first solo show in the cafe tabac cafe in Bold St. Liverpool in 1991. Since then he has held numerous exhibitions in Paris, London, Stockholm, Moscow, Beijing and Tokyo.