Andy Warhol called Christopher Makos the "most modern photographer in America." According to Marina Batan of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, "Christopher Makos can make anything attractive: rubberbands, cars, animals, people, food. For him, walking through a State Fair offers the same excitement traveling the world with Andy Warhol did. This enthusiasm makes his photographs sexy and endlessly appealing." In fact, mixing memory with desire, Makos has created a fertile cosmos in which nothing remains sacred and yet everything comes alive, containing images of sophistication and naiveté, innocence and corruption.
After early photographic experiments in New York in the late 60's, Christopher Makos moved to Paris to study architecture, and, eventually, to apprentice with surrealist Man Ray. It was after meeting Andy Warhol in 1971 at the Whitney Museum's Warhol Retrospective that he first began his long friendship and collaboration with Warhol, going to work at Interview Magazine soon after as staff photographer.