Charlotte Lin

Photographer Tokyo, Japan

Charlie is ever star-gazing boy and girl, looking for foreverness amongst the stars.

At the beginning it was the magazines. I was a teenager collecting Vogue, adoring details of haute couture and saving my money for shoes I'd use for decoration instead of walking. Despite my love for fashion, I studied Natural Sciences in uni towards a career in research and teaching. Then, at the end of my undergrad, I discovered the wondrous world of fashion photography and my world changed. Around the same time, I started my first Masters degree conducting climate change research in the Canadian Arctic. The clash of interests soon led me on a different path and, after six months, in 2010, I dropped out of grad school to work full-time in photography. Completely self-taught, my work has been published and exhibited internationally. I have worked and collaborated with magazines, fashion brands, modeling agencies and musicians in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Melbourne and Sydney. I shot obsessively; in three years I accumulated around 200 pages of publication worldwide.

The first three years of my photography career was 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 everyday. I travelled constantly, shooting everywhere. I lived in a different city every year for five years.

I somewhat "retired" from the professional scene when I decided to pursue my second Masters degree in Scotland. The fade-out was gradual but inevitable. I felt at peace in one of the most beautiful cities I've ever lived in, and my personal photography from that year will always be some of the best in my work. The transition felt right, but I was still seeking a way to combine all my passions and skills towards a rewarding new career.

I never stopped looking, and now, dots have started to connect after one year in Japan as a university lecturer and budding researcher in the field of learning sciences. I realized that my passion lies fundamentally in the joy of learning, and I strive to bring that to as many people as possible. I have come a full-circle back to education. The whole process felt more like a slow discovery rather than an epiphany; I just needed all the experiences to see how I fit into it. And I would not have gotten here with anything less. My journey continues, and I am ever so excited to see what I might come across next.

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
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)


University of Calgary

E-learning Instructional Design Certificate

University of Stirling

MSc TESOL & Applied Linguistics

University of Fraser Valley

TESOL Canada Certificate

University of Toronto

BSc Ecology & Geography



Group, TRACK, Passage Performance Hall - Ankara, Turkey


Group, Drawgasmic, Art Dimensions Gallery - St. Louis, MO, USA


Solo, The Imaginarium, Cafe L'entract - Quebec City, Canada (with Australian filmmaker Andrew Pearce)


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


Photography Photoshop Learning Interface Design Blended Learning