Chris Ian Garlington

Elevate. Empower. Energize.

Coming out from behind the lens.


flashback 2002


author + founder

With the publication of Gratitude & Grace by Indigo Sky, Chris launched Indigo Skylab, a company focused on creating tools to set the tone so life may be enjoyed more deeply. Shop the product line at

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WEHOstudio creative partners

To amplify, elevate and uplift the GLBTQiAP+ community, opportunities are coming soon to share your story.

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clean energy ally

Meet the small, silent windmill that isn’t even a windmill! It captures the wind like a sail on a sailboat and starts generating power at just 3 miles per hour. It’s time to celebrate the breeze!

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2017 - (Los Angeles, CA) To say goodbye to Virgin America, Chris produced a farewell tribute video featuring teammates, guests and Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson.

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hospitality specialist

Virgin America. Protravel International. Mandalay Bay. Discovery Cove. JetBlue Airways. Walt Disney World. Universal Studios.


photo + video journalist

2005 - (Kennedy Space Center - Cape Canaveral, Florida) On assignment for The New York Times, covering NASA’s ‘Return to Flight’ with the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, the first launch after the Columbia disaster. STS-114 launched on July 26, 2005 and marked the beginning of the final stretch of NASA’s shuttle program.

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2012 - (Hollywood, California) As an era of space travel comes to a close, Space Shuttle Endeavor cruises throughout Los Angeles on its final voyage. Chris continues to dream up new ways to engage with space travel companies. Humanity is very close to daily trips off planet.

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ride the waves

As powerful as a rising tide, our emotions provide the best feedback for showing us our life purpose. What stirs your soul?



According to, Chris has an ‘Advocate’ personality.

“The Advocate personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. Advocates have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is that they are not idle dreamers. These individuals are capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact. People with this personality type tend to see helping others as their purpose in life. Advocates can often be found engaging in rescue efforts and doing charity work. However, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.” -


All artwork/photographs are either of Chris Ian Garlington or created/taken by Chris Ian Garlington. All rights reserved.



A brilliant, beautiful and interactive work of art by Neil Sater. Chris had the pleasure of bringing it to Las Vegas in 2010 to share with nightclubs, casinos and ‘First Fridays’ in the Downtown Arts District.