MY NAME IS CHARLOTTE MEGAN EDWARDS BUT I WORK UNDER THE MONIKER, CHARLEYSTAR (MY NICKNAME).
I'M A FINE ART, PORTRAIT + EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER. I LOVE TO PHOTOGRAPH KIDS, BUT I ALSO SHOOT GROWN UPS. I LIVE IN L.A. WITH MY HUSBAND, THREE KIDS + OUR TWO DWARF HAMSTERS.
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day for lack
of what is found there.
-- from Asphodel, that Greeny Flower
i think it was poetry that drew me to photography, as i looked for ways beyond language to express things similar to what poetry expressed: things unseen, mysteries, the emotional life... in my own work, i strive to create imagery that will allow me (and hopefully the viewer) to sink more deeply into a moment, to learn the news that is found there. i am not so much interested in capturing reality, as I am in the reality just below the surface, the Space In Between, if you will-- the blink, the gesture between gestures, the moment between moments... all the things that perhaps happen to quickly in life for us to fully realize their message.
this is what photography teaches me: to better see and experience life. i love to share this with my clients through my work, artistically documenting and interpreting the small, tender moments inherent in all of our lives.
i'm available locally or to travel for commissions in portraits, editorial, lifestyle and weddings.
feel free to drop me a line and thanks for stopping by.