Charles Emerson studied BA Hons Photography at Falmouth College of Arts. His fine art work has been exhibited both in the UK and internationally. Charles also works for a number of commercial and editorial clients.
Charles Emerson is a fine art photographer who explores the creation of palimpsests by building layers within his photographic work. Whether using physical layers constructed in a studio, creating multiple exposures in camera or using objects and effects in front of the lens or within the camera itself.
Charles’s work is often described as ‘painterly’, he grew up surrounded by his father’s etchings, paintings, and sculptures. As a youngster Charles aspired to be a painter also, instead he discovered photography to be his medium.
Charles does not aspire to create straight physical representations of his chosen subjects but rather to create a work that is imbued with a greater depth and is in some-way intrinsically connected to him as an artist.