Charlie is every dreaming, beaming, stargazing child


After all these years it is still all magic, magic, and magic to me. I love and do many things, but it is the only thing that I can do when I'm sick, when I'm sad, when I'm drunk, when I'm tired, or when I'm on top of the world - any time, any day, forever. I suppose it's because the very meaning of it is to make fleeting moments last forever.

When I started photography I didn't think I'd make anything of it, I was just very, very in love. In the years that follow I've slowly realized that love is the reason why I do everything I do. It is a wonderful and at times terrifying way to live, but it is the only way.

The early years of my photography career were the most intense and emotionally-charged years of my life; a period where I lived for love and knew no fear. I met the most interesting people and had the wildest adventures. Looking back, my entire photography career was simply a giant love story: for the art itself, and for a photographer/filmmaker boy who still inspires me today. The road was home - I shot obsessively, everyday, in the 5 cities that I'd call home during those years and everywhere else I travelled to in between. Completely self-taught, my work has been published and exhibited internationally. I have worked and collaborated with magazines, fashion brands, modelling agencies and musicians in Canada, Australia and Europe. In three years I accumulated around 200 pages of publication worldwide.

I somewhat "retired" from the fashion scene when I decided to pursue my masters in Scotland. The fade-out was gradual but inevitable. I found myself again on the way out of the fashion world, and felt at peace in one of the most beautiful cities I've ever lived in. The scope of my photography broadened and my personal work from that year will always be some of my best. The transition felt right, but I was still seeking a way to combine all my passions and skills.

I never stopped looking, and now, dots have started to connect since life took me to Japan in the most unexpected way. I realized that my passion lies fundamentally in the joy of learning, and my mission now is to spread that joy to as many people as possible, to help them fulfil their dreams through creativity and live free. The whole process felt more like a slow discovery rather than an epiphany; I just needed all the experiences to see it and I couldn't have gotten here with anything less. I'm still the same girl deeply in love with life. I can't stop moving, and I won't. My journey continues, and I can't wait to see what I might come across next.

PUBLICATIONS + PRESS:
VOGUE Italia (PhotoVogue Feature)
The Fashionisto
Z!nk Magazine (US)
Plaid Magazine (Canada) x 2 (online + print Fall 2012)
FIORA Magazine (Canada) cover + featured artist
T&M Magazine (Canada) x 2 with Issue 7 Front Cover
JAVERTIME Magazine (Canada) x 5
Varsity Arts Magazine (Canada)
Tendances Magazine (Canada)
WASTE Magazine (UK)
X & Y Magazine (Australia)
DUJOUR Magazine (US)
CHAOS Magazine (US)
INK Magazine (US) x 2
IKI Magazine (Italy)
Valeo Magazine (Canada)
Drawgasmic Book 2010 (US)
WOWMAGZ (Indonesia)
TLC* Magazine (Canada) x 3
Unicorn/Dream Magazine (Holland)
Stylust Magazine (Canada)
Reverie Magazine (US)
See.7 Magazine (US)
Out Of Order Magazine (US)
Fame'd (Canada)
Glacier Magazine (Canada) x 2
Quebec T'aime
PleinGaz.tv
The MeatMarket
Juried by ModelResource
Something We Like (Interview October 2011)
Fashionotes (Interview June 2012)
Ballad Of Magazine (Featured Artist December 2011)
Carbonmade (Featured Photographer January 2011)
Dropr (Featured Photographer June 2012)
RedBubble (Front Page Feature x 5)
DeviantArt (Daily Deviation x 1)


Education

E-learning Instructional Design Certificate at University of Calgary
2013 – 2014 Calgary, Canada
MSc TESOL & Applied Linguistics at University of Stirling
2012 – 2013 Stirling, Scotland
TESOL Canada Certificate at University of Fraser Valley
2010 – 2011 Abbotsford, Canada
BSc Ecology & Geography at University of Toronto
2005 – 2009 Toronto, Canada

Exhibitions

2015
WOVEN at Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku, Tokyo
2011
TRACK at Passage Performance Hall, Ankara, Turkey
2010
Drawgasmic at Art Dimensions Gallery, St. Louis, MO, USA
2010
The Imaginarium at Cafe L'entract, Quebec City, Canada

Clients

  • Zara
  • American Apparel
  • Travis Taddeo
  • Marie Dooley Signature
  • Tribe Rider
  • Naughty Mess Vintage
  • Unlimit Clothing
  • Barefoot Contessa
  • Higher Reign Music Group
  • Tripes and Caviar
  • Practico-Practiques Publishing
  • Final State
  • June21
  • Armada Music
  • Sebastien Lefebvre
  • Agence Caractere
  • Vanessa Mills Makeup Artistry
  • University of Toronto

Specialties

  • Portrait Photography
  • Photoshop
  • UX Design
  • Learning Design