Charlie Waite Born 1949English landscape photographer, noted for his approach in using light and shade
Born in England, he worked in theatre and television for the first ten years of his professionallife before moving to photography. He is noted for his square format images using a 6x6 Hasselblad.
He starts off his career as an actor and stage assistant, but later changed to photographing actors instead. He bought his firstHasselblad, a 500C with four lenses, and continued working for someyears as a portrait photographer. At the end of the 1970s, he studied photography for a year at Salisbury College of Art, while at the same time working as an assistant advertising photographer. Hasselblad, a 500C
Shaun, by Charlie WaiteA portrait taken by Charlie Waite,for the actors director Spotlight. Circa 1985.
His style has changed from when he started photography .Mainly because he started taking photographs of actors but then he went to taking photographs of landscape.He awarded with the prestigious honorary fellowship to theBritish Institute of Professional Photographers, and in early 2007 he was presented with the Amateur Photographys Power of Photography Award ,which is given to a photographer whose work is deemed to effectivelydemonstrate the powerful and memorable images of which photography is capable.
Also a sought after writer, public speaker and television presenter, Charlie has featured in numerous photographic and broadsheetpublications, DVDs and television programs on photography. Some of Charlie‟s best selling books
He has lectured throughout the UK, Europe and the United States, published books on photography and is a regular contributor to photography magazines. He also runs andtakes part in a photographic tour company called Light and Land.
His distinctive style combining graphic finesse with an almost spiritual quality of calm and serenity is immediately recognizable.Waites photographic style is very personal and his pictures radiate a magical feeling of calm and harmony. Valensole II, Provence, France
He has also enjoyed using digital capture.He believes that the art of photography involves capturing the imagein-camera and rejects too much post-capture manipulation as „third- rate‟.
Charlie „s on the news. Evening Times news. June 9, 1989
Autoire, The Lot, France Canal de L‟Est, The Somme, FranceWhat I admire Chrlie is that the way he shoot the photos. And his playfully use of light and color mixing.Every photos that he had taken can capture through my heart and left as a lovable memory. I can mostly see the leading lines in his photos in order to get more focus and attention.
Amiens, The Somme, France Chaumont, Loire, France I‟ve learnt lots of things from his works and talk. “Photography is all about the decisive moment.” which is true. He patiently waited for the moment that he would like to capture the picture. And I can see his remarkable works from there. “ small compact camera and lots of creativity can produce Lots of fantastic results.” which is true again.No matter how good our camera is if we don‟t‟ have any creativity and great decision for the view we can‟t get an excellent photo.
On the other hand, I respect him because not only he is learningbut also he has been teaching others to widen the photography knowledge. South of Albert, The Somme, France
Champagne, FranceIn this photos, Charlie use warm color and the leading lines which can give a direct focus to the viewers. Rules of third the important in this picture.
Valensole II, Provence, France I like the way that Charlie use purple color andleading lines straight towards the lonely tree which can give more impact feeling. I think this pictures can‟t get the impact feeling if there are lots of tree ahead instead of a lone tree. On the other hand, the use of purple to give more dramatic feeling. So I believe the composition is mainly important in this picture.
Dordogne, France Simple and powerful which again using the straight leading lines. Where this photo can lead through the mysterious place.The control of shadows, light and the color is important in this photos.
Autoire, The Lot, FranceI can straight away feel the spiral straight leading lines happening in the end. I think timing and rules of third are also include as an important part.
Chaumont, Loire, FranceThis totally breaks the rules of third. But instead , the symmetrical also works.And on the other hand, the leading lines is also important in this photos.