Charlie Cho

Charlie Cho

La Canada, CA, United States

About Charlie Cho

A Los Angeles based artist, Charlie Cho’s foray into light painting has developed into a mature body of work that incorporates locales that lends themselves to the post-apocalyptic mood often felt in his photographs. Moonlight usually bathes his eerie landscapes in a surreal mood that he then enhances by using a variety of light sources that he builds. No multiple exposures or photoshop manipulation is involved in the creation of his work.

However, Cho’s interest in night photography goes beyond the excitement of capturing an interesting image; it is also an inner journey in which he discovers much about himself.

"The multitude of adventures I experience through my exploration as a night photographer are their own reward. Some of the locations I visit no longer exist. Some I will never have access to again. I try to take in every moment that I am there. I do not take a crew of people. I appreciate the moments of solitude. The seemingly endless ancient lake-bed. The animal encounters. The 7 mile night hikes. The 1000 ft drop. The view. The adventure itself also heightens my creativity when I'm immersed in those types of environments. Night photography for me is as much a journey of self-realization as it is a journey of self-expression."

Education

2008 - BFA - Brooks Institute of Photography

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions:

2007 - Hive Gallery
2008 - Pershing Square
2009 - Autumn Lights Festival
2010 - Pop/Lock Gallery
2010 - Bang Gallery
2010 - Continental Gallery
2011 - Hold Up Gallery
2014 - Project Runway
2014 - Think Tank Gallery
2015 - Carnegie Gallery
2015 - Muzeo Museum

Solo Exhibitions:

2007 - Infusion Gallery
2009 - Niche.LA Gallery
2009 - Freedom Gallery
2010 - Plump
2010 - 410 Boyd Restaurant

Permanent Installations:

2010 - Next Models Agency HQ, Los Angeles, CA
201 - LoftSEVEN Penthouse, Los Angeles, CA

Awards & Film

2014 - Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix De La
Photographic
2014 - Featured on The Pitch - AMC
2015 Featured on The Millionaire Matchmaker- BRAVO