Charlotte Lin

Photographer Tokyo, Japan

Charlie is every stargazing boy and girl, looking for foreverness amongst the stars.

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 first three 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 everyday. I lived in a different city every year for five years whilst travelling constantly, shooting obsessively everywhere, everyday. 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. 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. 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. My journey continues, and I can't wait 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, WOVEN, Design Festa Gallery - Harajuku, Tokyo


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


Portrait Photography Photoshop UX Design