Christopher Makos was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, grew up in California, and moved to New York after high school. He studied architecture in Paris and briefly worked as an apprentice to Man Ray. Andy Warhol, Makos’s good friend and frequent portrait subject, called Makos „the most modern photographer in America.“ His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Tate Modern in London, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the IVAM in Valencia (Spain) and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. He did group shows together with Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Man Ray. His pictures have appeared in magazines and newspapers, including Paris Match and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several important books, like the volumes „Warhol/Makos in Context“ (2007), „Andy Warhol China 1982“ (2007) and „Christopher Makos Polaroids“ (2009).
Die Bücher von Christopher Makos erscheinen bei Bruno Books. Zu den Veröffentlichungen des Autors gehören schwule erotische Bildbände wie „OUTwest“.