Charles Zhu is an experienced self-taught photographer that specializes in lifestyle portrait photography, but he also has experience in fashion, commercial, and event photography. He has developed a striking, vibrant yet natural visual style to his photos, which has enabled him to work with various clothing brands and organizations, most notably, Undercover Prodigy, a record label and production company founded by hip-hop artist and producer Hopsin. Charles is currently working on and expanding his expertise into videography and directing.
I love meeting new people and getting to listen to their stories. I then have the opportunity to take those stories and express them in an artistic way by means of photography. I find joy in being able to capture personalities as well as showing people a side of themselves they may have never seen before.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many shoots involving lifestyle, fashion, and swimwear. I always try to make every shoot I go on special and stand out from the rest by sticking to a certain theme or by telling a story about the subject. Moreover, I do my best to make sure the subject feels at ease and comfortable during the shoot, especially if they are camera shy and are not that experienced with posing for a photographer.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have not participated in any award competitions thus far.
A fun fact about this photographer
I like to do voices and impersonations of various figures in pop culture. I think my best one is Stitch or Gollum.