My photography is centered around two main subjects, people and architecture.  My interest in photography began at the age of 13 with a 35mm Pentax my dad brought home from Vietnam. When I was 13 we lived in Anchorage Alaska and my photography was mostly of my friends and skateboarding. My hobby continued through the early part of high school but then I lost interest as I let go of skateboarding. In college I found a love for the stock market and pursued my goal of being a financial analyst. In the fall of 2000, while working as an analyst for an investment bank, I took a trip to Europe which reignited my passion and interest in photography. I came home with 26 rolls of film and a renewed love for photography.

As I grew disenchanted with my career as an analyst I began to interview photographers about their jobs and enrolled a B&W printing course through UCLA extension. In November 2002 I was given an opportunity to leave the banking business and I haven’t looked back since. Now I work for you.

Random Facts and Useless Trivia:
I’m the only son of an only son
I like to watch motorcycle and car building shows but wouldn’t know how to change the oil in my car
From K-12 I attended 10 different schools
Other than assisting one photographer and the UCLA extension class, everything I know about photography and lighting is self-taught
I named my daughter Grace because I love the meaning of the word
If I’m in a foul mood Stevie Ray Vaughn can usually pull me out
On July 15th 2006 I married Robin Teitelbaum
On July 16th 2006 I shaved my head
My first album was Kiss Alive II (Not sure why)
The first song that I remember really liking was Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa (I still like it today)
I’m a leo and like long walks on the beach (not really)

Photographed by Christian Romero
  1. Chuck, I was looking at photography websites and for some reason ended up here! I knew you in the 6th grade! Ha! Even when I saw your 5th grade picture you posted I knew it was you! You used to hang with Greg Viar and I was best friends with April Kirby and for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the school but I know it was Mrs. Eubanks as our teacher. Funny how small the world is. I was Erin Baker back then. Glad you are doing well! Your shots are amazing!

  2. Hey Chuck,

    Happened upon your website whiles searching out info on the 5D Mark III, which I just purchased. I’m a film professional working in visual effects on features, and shoot for fun and to relieve work stress! I’ve become fascinated by shooting off-camera strobes and portrait work lately, and your work is inspiring. If you ever need someone to hold a reflector on a weekend shoot I’d love to learn from a pro!



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