This French born photographer has a knack for capturing the momentous in the seemingly mundane. From french animals with attitude to precise architecture aesthetics, Charles captures the compelling and the beautiful in every frame.
We sat down with Charles to discuss his evolution as a photographer and unique style.
AS: You were a graphic design artist before a photographer, what made you switch to focusing on photography?
I’ve always wanted to do photography, I think it started when my grandfather, a movie director, offered me my first camera. It was great to learn the basics with him. I choose to study design though, but I always knew that I’ll come back to photography. I think I became a photographer not even realizing it, it has always been in me, it’s my passion, it’s the way I express myself the best and I just decided to make it my life, and to mix pleasure and business. Design was a step in my artistic history, and it deeply influenced the way I work as a photographer.
Photography also allowed me to have the lifestyle I love, travel the world, meet people but more importantly fill my endless curiosity for difference and taste for beautiful.
CV: Before I start any photography with any animal I spend time with them, it’s the protocol, to see if they accept me like part of them. I often spend several hours in a pasture so that they are used to see me and let me come very close. Cows love socializing and are very peaceful, but I have to admit that some photo shoots have been quite challenging! Cows have such stunning expressions that I love to catch. I love thinking of them as models, and actually many of them love to be photographed and some even pose.