Charlie Morey's photography interests have come full circle, from an icy winter day in 1967 when he ventured into the Maine woods, 35mm Minolta viewfinder camera (purchased at a Bangor pawn shop) in hand, to his most recent trip back to the Pine Tree State last October to acquire the digital images displayed in digitalphotography.tv's Maine Fall Foliage 2001 Gallery. That first venture 35 years ago yielded tiny 4x5 contact prints - mini proofsheets - of quiet moments frozen literally and figuratively in time and processed in a darkened bathroom amid chemical fumes and soft red light. It was his first experience with film processing and print making, and the magic of capturing invisible images on film and manipulating them into visual representations of what he'd seen in his mind's eye, made an indelible mark on his life.
Charlie's photography work includes contest wins, both local and international, and influenced his career in a move from blue-collar work as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney's Research and Development Center to an editor/writer/photographer working in the world of motorcycle racing, a "motojournalist".
During his 22-year tenure in enthusiast publications, he and his hand-picked editorial team created Dirt Rider Magazine, the world's largest off-highway motorcycling publication, for Petersen Publishing Company. When Petersen acquired Bicycle Guide magazine, Morey fulfilled the company's desire to launch a mountain bike publication by creating Mountain Biker. In all, he was responsible for developing the editorial content of three new Petersen magazines as well as a new tabloid for Cycle News Publications and his own radio-control soaring enthusiast newsletter called Slope Soaring News. All publications were strongly influenced and supported by his photographic skills and vision.
Now in his 55th year, Charlie has left print media and motorsports behind in favor of a career on the Web (most recently as VP of Creative Services at Mail2World, Inc.) and photo shoots with his digital cameras (currently using a Nikon D100) at some of the most dramatic and beautiful locations on earth in the wilds of Maine, Hawaii and California and in urban Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
Morey's work is shown in a growing number of online fine art photography galleries as well as at his own sites:
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