Hello there! I'm Charles, an independent photographer and graphic designer specializing in architectural photography, adventure photography, illustration, and web/user experience design.
My creative journey began while studying Graphic Design at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. During that time, I joined the team at HG Skis and helped run the company, working on everything from ski graphics to branding to cinematography and editing of the 3 ski films we produced and premiered. Our last film, Eat The Guts, premiered around the world and was nominated for “Discovery of the year”, “Best Short Movie”, and “Standout Urban Movie” at the International Freeski Festival.
My time spent in the cold streets of Quebec filming urban skiing transitioned to even colder mornings skinning up Berthoud Pass in Winter Park, CO after I moved to work as the graphic designer at the resort. Discovering powder skiing and larger mountains reinvigorated my love for the sport despite two blown ACLs in seasons prior. The world of mountain bikes and rock climbing also opened its doors when ski season ended and summer gave way.
It was during my transition to freelancing in Bozeman, MT when an unexpected opportunity to photograph rental properties in the area led me to discover my love for architectural and interiors photography. What initially seemed like a pleasant way to spend a day quickly became an addictive blend of challenge and creativity.
Being something of a generalized specialist, I've learned each creative discipline informs the other, providing unique results in each.The ability to switch between these creative fields energizes me, and enables me to provide so much more than an ultra-specialized service for my clients. Understanding how each of these services contributes to an overall brand is crucial - when you are the one doing the research, designing the logo, composing the photo and then using it to design the ad, you come to understand quite a bit more about how to create an entire branded experience from start to finish.
Charles has built a network of specialized freelancers and small agencies to build creative teams from. Here are a few and their specialties.