Visual Artist: Photography; Short films
Photography is Chuck’s third career the result of a passion acquired in Maine many years ago. Most of his work is done on film. The monochrome is printed in the traditional darkroom, the color scanned and printed on inkjet printers. Although an accomplished Cibachrome printer, he no longer prints color in the darkroom although the experience in color and contrast management strongly affects how he prints digitally.
Becoming full time in 2008 changed the work in profound ways. Previously, the work showed people anonymously and was more about the public space. In this new time, the work has become intensely personal – often involving portraiture. This can be seen in The Album Project, Precious Objects and, still in progress, Costumes. Even Every Place – I Have Ever Lived, where people in the images are largely unrecognizable, is uniquely personal, beginning with my childhood home that was in foreclosure and continuing in all my lifetime neighborhoods the work has become less traditionally photographic both in form and method.
Chuck studied photography at Maine Photographic Workshop, Parsons School of Design, International Center for Photography, Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College. He has a BSEE from Purdue University and an MSEE from Cleveland State University.
He is the former board chair of ICA–Art Conservation in Cleveland, OH and board member of the Cleveland Museum of Art – Friends of Photography. His interest in preservation and conservation is reflected in his service to the ICA and in careful attention to producing work that lasts. He also serves on advisory boards at the Cleveland Print Room and the Artists Archive of the Western Reserve. Chuck is a Life Director at Jewish Family Services of Cleveland.
Projects have received solo exhibitions in Ohio, Kentucky, Nevada, Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia. The images have been seen in juried, online, and group exhibitions worldwide.
His work can be found in museums, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, private and corporate collections in North America, Europe and Asia.
This artist was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2017 and 2015.