Charles Tice, Street Photographer

One day, when researching photographers, I stumbled upon Charles Tice.  He’s a street photographer, which focuses on capturing subjects in public places during candid moments. You may have seen his work before – he snapped the shot of this moose that Spenard Roadhouse uses on the postcards they send out with the bill.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about street photography:

Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment. On the other hand, much street photography takes the opposite approach and provides a very literal and extremely personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with.

 Pretty cool, right?

I don’t know Charles personally, but occasionally check in on his blogs here and here, or look at his photostream.  I enjoy his work, and because of him, am now really excited about and appreciative of street photography (I want to see more Anchorage street shots!). I also think his personal narrative is pretty inspiring – he quit his job as Director of Membership at the AK Club to pursue his art.

Here’s his “About Me”

Citizen. Lover. Photographer. A creative adventurer of sorts with a dash of hipster. Live. Love. Laugh.

I’m not sure, but I think Charles might have concluded his travels, and might be starting on the book about his journey that he planned to write. I hope he is – it sounds like a really interesting project.  Just imagine all the people and places he went – the smells, sights, sounds, flavors, colors, the peek into lives he photographed.  A book I’d love to read!


Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!

2 thoughts on “Charles Tice, Street Photographer”

  1. Gretchen,

    So I stumbled upon your post this morning after googling my name. Suffice it to say, it was a pleasent surprise. As for being finished with my travels, I am … for now. Over the past year and half or so I’ve been on two different adventures with my most recent being a hitchhiking one.

    I haven’t had much time to check out your blog but at first glance it looks very interesting. Quite fond of the write-up you did for Erin. That said, I’ll definitely be following. 🙂

    Thanks for the kind words,

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