1982 Born in Southern California, 6 months later his parents took him
on his first camping trip to the Eastern Sierras.
1996 Cheyne started helping out at his father’s photography & film
1999 At Dana Hills High School, Cheyne excelled in sports and was
on track to play baseball at the college level. However, a sports
injury ended his time on the field, but brought his passion for
photography to the forefront.
2001 Graduating Highschool with honors in art, Cheyne was accepted
to Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA
2005 An internship in school led to a position as Editorial Photographer
at the leading automotive magazine Motor Trend following
graduation from Brooks.
2006 Cheyne signed on as camera assistant with a top automotive
photographer, Vic Huber.
2009 Packing his bags, Cheyne left Los Angeles, CA to travel throughout
Europe, creating his first collection, Backpacking Through Europe.
2010 The first time Cheyne exhibits his landscape photography,
galleries in New York City and Miami.
2011 Cheyne opens a gallery and print studio in Laguna Beach, CA
2012 Honored as one of the youngest artists to ever display his work
at the world-renowned art show Festival of Arts/Pageant of the
Masters in Laguna Beach, CA.
2013 Reaches his goal of traveling to all 50 States.
2014 Reader Voted “4th of July” Photograph of the Year – Stu News
“Iconic” receives High Honors at the Epson International Pano
Awards & Int’l Photography Awards.
2015 “Elysium” receives a Gold Medal at the Epson International Pano
Cheyne Walls voted “The Best New Artist” by exhibiting Artists
at the Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival in Laguna Beach.
2016 Cheyne Walls is honored as a Gold Medalist, PPA | Professional
Photographers of America, International Photography Competition.
Cheyne unveils his first book “Miles from Los Angeles” and it is
awarded as one of the best new photography books by the
International Photography Awards
“Unforgiving” is inducted into the permanent collection of the
Wildling Art & Nature Museum. It now hangs next to original
works from Ansel Adams.
2017 “Yosemite Valley” receives First Place at the MML International
Memorial Maria Luisa Photography Awards : Category
Mountain Landscapes, one of the highest honors in the photo industry
Solo Exhibit at the G2 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA
Future Cheyne is on track to be named a Master Photographer by
PPA | Professional Photographers of America in 2018, he will be
one of the youngest ever to receive this honor.