CHARLIE ENGMAN
Nationality: American
City of Residence: New York
Profession: Photographer

"PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"

With his investigative approach to picture making, Charlie Engman creates images that seem like conceptual and visual solutions to formal problems. He often pushes the visual possibilities in his productions, and experiments with elements such as the models, costumes, light, environment, graphic design and post-production. 

His work has appeared in magazines like AnOther, Dazed & Confused, The New York Times Style Magazine, American Vogue, POP and Garage and he has collaborated with Stella McCartney, Hermès, Lacoste, Vivienne Westwood, and Kenzo. 

Partly due to his professional background in theatre and dance, Charlie Engman initially started to use photography as a technique to collect information. With great insight in visual and sculptural movement and gesture, he created the notable Domestic Diorama, which is a series of abstracted body studies where the viewer is invited into his naked universe. The photographer also included himself as a model in this project.

“I photographed myself naked, so I thought to myself: why not my mother too?” From then on the two of them started to work together and his mother has now become his muse. 

 

 


PETRA COLLINS "WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL"

PETRA COLLINS
"WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL"

BJARNE MELGAARD “I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”

BJARNE MELGAARD
“I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”

BOB RECINE "I UNIFY ALL OF MY SEEMINGLY VARIED WORLDS — OF 'FASHION', OF 'ART', OF 'STUDY' — FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ALL IS INTERCONNECTED"  

BOB RECINE
"I UNIFY ALL OF MY SEEMINGLY VARIED WORLDS — OF 'FASHION', OF 'ART', OF 'STUDY' — FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ALL IS INTERCONNECTED"
 

JENNY GAGE AND TOM BETTERTON "...NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL OR EVOCATIVE A PICTURE IS, IT CAN’T CAPTURE THE VOICES OR PORTRAY THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE WAY FILM CAN."  

JENNY GAGE AND TOM BETTERTON
"...NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL OR EVOCATIVE A PICTURE IS, IT CAN’T CAPTURE THE VOICES OR PORTRAY THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE WAY FILM CAN."
 

SYNCHRODOGS "WE FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE NATURAL WORLD, INTUITION, NIGHT DREAMS."

SYNCHRODOGS
"WE FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE NATURAL WORLD, INTUITION, NIGHT DREAMS."

ARIELLE CHIARA "I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY AS A POINT OF ENTRY TO A SPACE CREATED WITHIN AN IMAGE, A FEELING SPACE”  

ARIELLE CHIARA
"I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY AS A POINT OF ENTRY TO A SPACE CREATED WITHIN AN IMAGE, A FEELING SPACE”

 

AMANDA CHARCHIAN "I AM INTERESTED IN INTIMACY. POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN, THE POTENTIAL HUMOR IN EVERYTHING, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE"  

AMANDA CHARCHIAN
"I AM INTERESTED IN INTIMACY. POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN, THE POTENTIAL HUMOR IN EVERYTHING, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE"
 

LEA COLOMBO "I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"  

LEA COLOMBO
"I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"
 

ISABELITAVIRTUAL "I’M USED TO WORK WITH WORDS AND CONCEPTS AND APPLY THIS MENTAL PROCESS TO MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES THROUGH TITLES WITH DEEPER MEANINGS OR LITTLE TWISTS TO MAKE MY FOLLOWERS SMILE"

ISABELITAVIRTUAL
"I’M USED TO WORK WITH WORDS AND CONCEPTS AND APPLY THIS MENTAL PROCESS TO MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES THROUGH TITLES WITH DEEPER MEANINGS OR LITTLE TWISTS TO MAKE MY FOLLOWERS SMILE"

CHARLIE ENGMAN "PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"  

CHARLIE ENGMAN
"PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"