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Art & Life with Charlie Chang

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charlie Chang.

Charlie, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’ve had a deep fascination with cameras and photography since my freshman year of high school. My good friend had a DSLR and we were experimenting with it. I loved it and convinced my mom to get me a camera, which luckily, she did! I started off taking photos of landscapes, street photography, and experimental stuff. But I naturally leaned towards portraiture because I found that pictures of people were the most interesting and beautiful to me. Every human can look like superman when a proper photo is taken of them, and I set out to craft my photography style.

11 years later and I am still enjoying photography – Throughout high school, college, and now post-college, I have been doing hundreds of shoots per year and meeting lots of fascinating people. It’s a great tool to meet people you normally would not meet and build connections.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I focus on pictures of people. Lots of my work is actor and model headshots in Los Angeles (I used to be an agency represented model myself, so I love that field), dancers, graduation photography, and whatever comes up. I like to experiment with different styles and my work tends to reflect what I want to portray in someone’s story. I take every photo with some sort of intent.

Mainly, I just hope people like seeing my photographs and see their best side. Everyone has bad days, but these photos are to be looked back upon with happiness.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
We all have friends who are dabbling in art or interested in art as a full-time gig. Reach out to these people and set up meetings where you can geek out over a shared interest. It’s important to build a network of friends that share this type of intimacy with art. It’s a place to relay ideas and gain inspiration.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
My work can be seen online at www.charliechangphoto.com, on my Facebook page “Charlie Chang Photography”, or on Instagram @charliechangphoto.

The best support is honestly viewing my work, critiquing and enjoying the beautiful people that appear in my photos. Each person has their own story that makes them unique.

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Image Credit:
Charlie Chang Photography.

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