About the Photographer: Charly McConnell
“Photography isn’t just a job to me … It’s my Passion!” ~ Charly
Hi there. My name is Charly and I’ll admit I’m addicted to photography. Like most people have taken photographs off/on my whole life, but it wasn’t until traveling to Ireland that I realized I truly loved it. That trip brought out my passion for Natural Light Photography. The light, the shadows, and overall intensity that I could capture with a camera were simply astounding. Photography presented itself as more of an art form then just snapshots from life. Since that trip I have been honing my skills; focusing on landscapes, architecture, nature and my favorite … Black and Whites. Call me old fashion, but I think photographs are more striking with the absence of color. In fact, besides my digital camera, I have a 35mm film camera, a Holga, starting to work with large format cameras and of course only shoot B&W film.
These days my cameras are an extension of me; always there. Learning that although I didn’t think I was very creative, the camera was just the medium I had been searching for. I have been fortunate to receive numerous online community awards as well as; a Second Place (published in the 2012 Annual IPA Book), two Honorable Mentions, and two images chosen for the Best of Show Exhibition at the 2012 Lucie Awards. Having my work recognized was humbling and has definitely been a highlight of my career. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them. I am always open to new ideas and travel suggestions. Thanks for stopping by!
Photo Awards & Contest Books