120 pages; 110 B&W images, 1 color
print version is large format; many images 23-26 inches across, ebook version released November 2011.
this is a cross section of faces that demonstrate life past.....it captures images taken in diverse surroundings.....in the places that attract diverse types of characters whose paths crossed that moment in time
what were the circumstances that brought these personalities to the same place at the same time?
all engaged in a variety of mundane activities…..all in their own way
.....living their life.....their character
When Charles bought his first Nikon F SLR forty years ago the resulting studies were of derelict architecture, machinery and also street photography - a genre that the New York Times has called,”…shots of everyday people living out their private lives in public”. In this type of portraiture, he has the keen ability to capture life experiences of people reflected in their faces and gestures.
Over time these pursuits continued in 35mm B&W and color slide formats; he then joined the digital revolution in its early stages. The range of his photography has extended from Great Britain to Central America, the Gulf Coast, South Florida and the Western US. A more recent concentration has been character studies with an emphasis on the film & television industry, event portraiture, multi-ethnic cultural studies, documentary series of festivals, markets & the wine-making industry, the built environment and fine art.