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Interview with Fashion + Runway Photographer Charles Warren

NAME: Charles Randolph Warren
WEBSITE: http://www.charlesrwarren.com
Click HERE for Colombia Moda Fashion Week Shot by Charles Warren
Click HERE for Medellin, Colombia Page
SHOP MEDELLIN

WAS COLOMBIA MODA HOW YOU EXPECTED FASHION WEEK TO BE?

It was my first time shooting runway so I did not really know what exactly to expect but found the quality of the designers and production to exceed my expectations.  The media has painted a grim portrayal of the country due to the war on drugs in the past but I find Colombia to really be moving forward and fashion is no exception.

Manuela Alvarez
Designer – Manuela Alvarez

 

WHAT WAS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THE WEEK?

The first night with Haider Ackermann and the finale with Silvia Tcherassi at the Medellin Modern Art Museum

 

WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE? 

Getting a good position at the runways and dealing with a lens that had issues focusing properly.

 

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER?

I only got into photography a little over a year ago but I was always talented at art as a child.  My creative side had laid dormant since high school as I had pursued economics and finance up until recently.  After the rigidity of working in finance, I wanted freedom and flexibility combined with the ability to create something unique that people enjoy.

 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB AND HOW HAVE YOU GROWN SINCE THEN?

My first job was taking modeling shots for a secretary coworker from my former investment firm.  I have gotten a lot better since then – most of the photos were blurry from a too shallow depth of field or slow shutter speed; I have been published in three countries since and learn something new every time I shoot.

 

WHAT DISTINGUISHES YOU FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?

From a background perspective, my time on Wall Street as a stock research analyst which as about opposite as you can get from the photography business.  From a creative perspective, I much prefer shooting on location with natural light and bright colors.

 

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM JOB?

Vogue swimwear shoot

 

WHAT IS YOUR (OR ONE OF YOUR) FAVORITE PHOTOS YOU HAVE TAKEN

After Colombiamoda I shot a fashion editorial for LA Fashion Magazine in the futuristic Parque de los Deseos in Medellin.  I was very pleased with the results but I have to give full credit to my team – designer Jose Zapata, production stylist Tica Castaño, makeup artist Dora Veronica Simson, and Andrea Mejia (Curator of Runway Passport Medellin Boutique) for letting us borrow everything from her store, Black Baccara.  Also, INforma Models for letting us borrow the beautiful and talented model, Macry Vélez.

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WHAT DO  YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER?

Thinking up ideas and bringing them to life.  My favorite part of the process is working with everyone during the shoot.

Lino Villaventura @ Sao Paolo Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015

Photographer Rodrigo Moraes. Sao Paolo, Brazil

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