CHUCK WEST is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Being the peripatetic wanderer that he is, he has called many places home—from his birthplace of Charleston, South Carolina to Wiesbaden, Germany, New York City, San Francisco, the Texas Hill Country, Santa Fe, New Mexico and several other stops along the way.
If you had to hang a label on him, you could call him an environmental portrait photographer. But that by no means tells the whole story. His career has included architectural, corporate, annual report, advertising and editorial assignments for major national and international clients. These assignments have taken him all over the USA and around the world.
His personal work is inspired by his passionate interest in the working cowboy life, motorcycling, and the profound beauty of color and light in our world. He is currently developing book projects on these themes. He has recently published a book, My New York (1976-1987): Photographs by Charles Henry West. Also he and his wife Fabian are planning a very personal project about their experience with her breast cancer, the goal being to increase awareness and to give hope to others in treatment.
Chuck’s work is held in several private and public collections, and has garnered numerous industry awards, as well as fine art awards.
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