who the @#$% is

I was brought up spanning two cultures - Japanese and British - with the associated benefits, confusion and identity crises.

Although my initial love was architecture I found photography, or perhaps it found me, while in University in London. 

I have worked as a photojournalist around the world for almost 20 years, covering all types of news, from the conflict zones of the middle east to the plush boardrooms of Asia.

A new chapter of my life started when I moved to Miami with my family. The light, the colours, the architecture, the environment - mixed together to provide the inspiration for my current works in progress. 


Meditation has played a large part in my overcoming some of the negative effects of working as a photojournalist under difficult conditions. 

In my latest work I am trying to showcase the environment in which we live while trying to lessen the sensory overload that we experience while living in urban centers. To turn down the volume and increase the Zen.


I do this by using long exposures and photoshop to remove certain elements and add others.


I hope you enjoy looking at these images as much as I do making them.



 © 2020 by Charles Pertwee                        

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Charles Pertwee is a photographer with over 20 years of experience. This site contains images from my extensive archive and new images. All images are available as fine art prints. I am passionate about landscapes, both natural and urban, the built environment and the ocean.