Christopher Wray-McCann was born in Detroit and attended high school at Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan. It was there, at the age of 16, that he began studying photography. After graduating, he went on to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore to continue studying photography, majoring in photojournalism. In the early years of his career, McCann did a great deal of work within the music industry, photographing many album covers, making music videos, and spending months at a time embedded with numerous bands and photographing their lives as they toured the world. At the same time, the commercial aspect of his practice continued to grow in the realm of photojournalism for magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler, Rolling Stone, Popular Mechanics, Esquire, and GQ. McCann has also done commercial advertising campaigns for a wide variety of clients including Apple, AT&T, Budweiser, Caterpillar Ford, JetBlue, Levi's, Marlborough, Miller, Nokia, Oakley, Ray Ban, Seagrams, and Sony. McCann has done a number of pro-bono campaigns, including one for Doctors Without Borders. He has won several awards for his advertising work, including an Addy in 2002. A collection of his rock-and-roll photographs titled “Midnight Miles” was published by Simon and Schuster in 2006. Presently, Christopher lives in Hollywood, California.