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!