Charles Emerson

Friday 24th February 2012 at 1.00pm
in Scott Sutherland building Lecture Theatre SB42.

Charles is a technique photographer who explores ideas and methods for producing imagery. This constantly evolving approach allows his personal projects to be innovative and captivating.

His recent work draws on the composition and lighting values of still life paintings. Using water and inks Charles creates photographs that experiment with the boundaries between painting and photography. Influenced by the use of symbolism in Dutch Vanitas, Charles has created his own symbolic imagery, in which he explores ideas of fragility in life, death and the hereafter.

Charles graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2004. He has since worked in the advertising industry assisting a wide range of photographers. Charles now shoots his own commercial work as well as continually developing personal projects. His personal work has gained accolades along the way most recently and notably being selected as a finalist in The Sony World Photography Awards 2011.


About callumkellie

I am an artist living and working in Aberdeen, I ride bikes and like to write about it sometimes.

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