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Charlie has dangled CEOs upside down, gone undercover with drug cops, set Michelin star chefs on fire and discussed peace with Nobel Prize winners – all in pursuit of a great photograph. His drive is to tell personal stories with a twist of the unexpected.

He works globally for a range of editorial and commercial clients including BAFTA, GQ, The Sunday Times Magazine, The BBC, Coca Cola, Action for Children, and many others.

To keep things fresh Charlie always has a personal project on the go. From a collective portrait of British emigrants to his own mental health campaign, he experiments with different ways of creating images and telling stories.

Charlie’s work had been published and exhibited widely. You might have seen it in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, The Creative Review Photo Annual, and the D&AD Awards.

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Selected Clients

BAFTA, The Sunday Times Magazine, GQ, The BBC, Wired, The NHS, Stern, The Observer Food Monthly, The Independent Magazine, Svenska Dagbladet Perfect Guide, Time Out, Time to Change, Action for Children, The Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes, Coca Cola, Premier League, British Council, Chelsea Football Club, UnitedHealthcare Global, Samsung, Natwest, Lloyds Bank, Shire, Bayer, Roche, Papa John’s, Crew Clothing, Actavis, AXA, LV, Allianz, Admiral.

Awards

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition 2020, International Photography Awards 2020, Portrait of Britain 2020, D&AD Awards 2019, Lurzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers 2019/20, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2019, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition 2017, Creative Review Photo Annual 2017, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2017, Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist 2017, Portrait of Britain 2017, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition 2016, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2016, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2015



Exhibitions

Taylor Wessing Photo Prize, group exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Nov 2020 – Feb 2021.
Tribute Ink
Taylor Wessing , solo exhibition, The National Army Museum, London, Jan – April 2020.
Let’s Talk and Portrait of Brixton, solo exhibition, The & Partnership, London Feb 2020.
Tribute Ink, solo exhibition, The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, Sep – Dec 2019.
Let’s Talk, solo exhibition, This Can Happen mental health conference, London, Nov 2019.
Let’s Talk, solo exhibition, Cision, London, June 2019.
Association of Photographers Awards Finalists, group exhibition, One Canada Square, London, May 2019.
Portrait of Brixton, solo show, Wunderman, London, Feb 2019.
Let’s Talk, public outdoor solo exhibition in Guildhall Yard in association with Guildhall Gallery, London, May 2019.
Let’s Talk, solo exhibition, M&C Saatchi London, Feb 2019.
Let’s Talk, solo exhibition, Exposure Gallery, London, Dec 2019.
Let’s Talk, public touring outdoor solo exhibition in Regents Place, Broadgate, Paddington Central, London, Oct – Nov 2018.
Portrait of Brixton, solo exhibition, Pop Brixton, London,  Sept – Nov 2018.

10 Years of Premier Skills, solo exhibition, House of Commons, Westminster Palace, London, April  2018.
Taylor Wessing Photo Prize, group exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Nov 2017 – Feb 2018.
Association Of Photographers Awards Finalists, group exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, London, Oct 2017.
10 Years of Premier Skills, solo exhibition, British Council, London, Feb – March 2017.
Taylor Wessing Photo Prize, group exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Nov 2016 – Feb 2017.
Association Of Photographers Awards Finalists, group exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, London, Oct 2016.
Brits Abroad, solo exhibition, Interview Room 11 Gallery, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, April 2016.
Brits Abroad, solo exhibition, 12 Star Gallery, London, Oct 2015.Association Of Photographers Awards Finalists, group exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, London, Oct 2015.
Migration Stories, group exhibition, Sheffield Winter Garden, Sheffield, May 2014.
Brits Abroad, solo exhibition, University of York, York, Nov 2014.