Grenville Charles

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Photographer
Location Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I am a photographer, it is my great passion and I am also lucky enough to make my living from it. I've been passionate about it since the age of nine when I got a camera for my birthday, I began to develop and print my own black and white films and prints. I have done it ever since and have never lost the initial excitement I had when I first saw an image appear before me in the dev tray, it was like magic. Around the same time as my interest in photography developed (no pun intended) I read Gavin Maxwell's "A Reed Shaken by the Wind", about his travels with Wilfred Thiesiger among the Marsh Arabs. This book along with Laurens Van Der Post's "The Lost World of the Kalahari" about the San Bushmen nurtured in me another passion, for Tribal Cultures, it's only in more recent years I have been able to combine it with my photography and indulge myself in trips to far flung places to photograph some of the remaining tribal people on the planet. You can view some of the resulting work at http://www.grenvillecharles.co.uk I am also available for weddings and bar mitzvahs. No, I am really, well weddings anyway, I've never photographed a bar mitzvah, but I would.
Interests Photography, Film, Travel
Favorite Movies Father Goose, Midnight Run, Rushmore, It's a Wonderful Life, Harvey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 8 1/2, My Favourite Year, Bad Day at Black Rock, Cool Hand Luke, The Big Labowski, Persona, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, The Hot Rock
Favorite Music 60's mostly
Favorite Books Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck, A Reed Shaken by the Wind by Gavin Maxwell, The Innocent Anthropologist-Nigel Barley