West Rose Window, 11'' x 14'' Matted Print
Photographer Christopher Budny found his interest in making images after a trip to England without a camera, relying on a talented friend to photograph everything. As a volunteer docent at Washington National Cathedral since 1996, Chris' interest in architecture drove his photography; capturing the artistry of the cathedral became a steady pursuit. The great church provides endless subject matter, and remains a favorite subject for Chris' images, through which he can share his love of the great building with others.
In addition to structures, Chris is drawn to close-up/macro photography and travel/landscape imagery. Self-taught and working in digital format, his award-winning images have appeared in commercially published photography books, as well as printed tourism material, pres articles, and earthquake-damage displays at the cathedral.
"Thank you for your interest in my photography; your purchase helps support the cathedral and its substantial restorations following the damages inflicted by the 2011 earthquake." -Christopher Budny
Rowan LeCompte created his first window for the Cathedral when he was just 16, and over the years designed more than 40 stained glass windows for the Cathedral, including the beloved West Rose Window. Rowan LeCompte, in collaboration with his wife Irene Matz, also designed the striking mosaics found in the Resurrection Chapel.