A photographer whose work demonstrates a keen observation of nature combined with portraits which challenge preconceived ideas of culture, race and gender roles.
Themes relating to the environment and culture are translated through portraits, landscape and every day objects; more recently images of artists and their work attempt to fuse people and creativity.
"My intentions are to produce images which sustain pleasure, raise emotions and give a feeling of well being, sometimes with a touch of humour”. This objective is achieved, not only by tirelessly observing and recording the landscape in different seasons, weather conditions and changing light, but by drawing on other sources - the work of other photographers, artists and architects.
Influences include, Renger-Patzsch, and the Neue Sachlichkeit movement; Man Ray,Weston, Mapplethorpe and Horst for portraits which demonstrate strong, rationalised composition and well defined lighting; Ansel Adams for landscapes which have the power to uplift the soul.
A degree in multimedia and photography at Westminster University, culminated in a photographic exhibition in London, where her large double images were used by Ilford and later published by 'Imaging' Magazine.
Charmaine is an Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society, and has had work published in the RPS Journal.