Charlie Bennet has made a remarkable journey. He was in the midst of a successful career as an brand director at one of Sweden’s major advertising agencies when he decided to start over. After more then 12 years in the advertising industry, he quit his job, went back to school and studied to become a photographer. Bennet had incidentally never before held a camera, unlike many other photographers who have been photographing since an early age. He applied to the photography school Fotoskolan STHLM in Stockholm, Sweden.
Since 2009 Charlie has made his living as a full time freelance photographer. He prefers to photograph food and interior but also blends still life shoots in to his assignments. Bennet’s photography is graphic and lines in his work are apparent.
This is how he describes his work:
”I am a former brand director with Ogilvy & Mather that turned life around and became a photographer. Photography is what I do and I do it out love and passion, which shines through in my work. I take upon every assignment with the great enthusiasm that can only come from someone dedicated by heart. I’ve been fortunate to work with amazing clients and great people. I seek challenges to become better at what I do and I carry out my clients challenges with respect and humbleness, because only a few years ago I didn’t know what to expect from photography. To me nothing is impossible so bring on any assignment that seems difficult and we’ll make sure it turns out amazing together.”
For almost five years Charlie, who has his roots in Stockholm, Sweden, has been based in New York City. He works out of a 3700 sqf photo studion in Midtown, Manhattan, equipped with a commercial kitchen. He lives on the Upper West Side with his wife. Between work and trips Charlie spend as much time as possible with his wife and friends. Moreover, he loves to cook as much as he enjoys the culinary offerings of the city’s restaurants.
ASKA/FREDRIK BERSELIUS, GREAT NORTHERN FOOD HALL/MEYER USA, HARP DESIGN COMPANY, OAKLEY, COLART, BROOKS BROTHERS, WRIGLEYS, GENERAL ASSEMBLY, KRAFT FOODS, KÄHRS, PLAZA, NIKE, STELLA ARTOIS, WALLPAPER, TELE2, VERDURA, SVENSKA DAGBLADET, A PERFECT GUIDE, SI, DAGENS INDUSTRI, ARTIPELAG, VINGE, DANIEL ROMUALDEZ ARCHITECTS, FORM US WITH LOVE, VOTUM PUBLISHING, NYRENS ARCHITECTS, BBDO, EURORSCG, ROHNISCH, DAGENS NYHETER, SET CREATIVE, MLS, MANNHEIMER & SWARTLING, RESIDENCE, ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS, OGILVY, LOWE, SWEDISH TOURIST BOARD, NORSTEDTS PUBLISHING, SSHL, RENT&BUY, GAZIANO & GIRLING, HAY, NCC, DUKA, APOTEKSBOLAGET, BECK’S. SWEDISH MUSIC HALL OF FAME, TELIA SONERA…
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