Charlie Engman


Originally from Chicago, Charlie Engman started working with photography while completing a degree in Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Oxford. Charlie’s images are at essence conceptual and visual solutions to the formal problem of picture making, pushing the scope and visual possibility of what he has to work with—models, clothing, props and sets, a certain space, light, the potential of post-production and graphic design. Charlie is not afraid to playfully and cleverly confront the artifice of his images, and we are often privy to the boundaries and construction of his working environments. In each case Engman responds to a slightly different question or set of preoccupations unique to that particular image, requiring a specific approach and resolution. Engman’s commissioned work has appeared in publications such as AnOther Magazine, Dazed, Garage, POP, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Unemployed, and American Vogue and has been used by clients such as Prada, Adidas, Hermès, Kenzo, Nike, Opening Ceremony, Pucci, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, and Vivienne Westwood. His first monograph, MOM, a collection of images of his mother made over the course of more than a decade, will be published by Edition Patrick Frey at the end of this year.

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