Charlotte Lin

photographer, Tokyo, Japan


Driven by my love for fashion, I discovered the wonderful world of fashion photography towards the end of my undergrad at the University of Toronto. Following graduation, I started my Masters degree in Ecology in Quebec City, but after six months I dropped out and started my art career in 2010. 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 publications worldwide.

The first three years of my life as a photographer was the most intense and emotionally-charged years of my life; a period where I lived for love and knew no fear. Looking back, I can say that my entire photography career was simply a giant love story, for the art itself, and for the boy who changed my life and 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 photography 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 I believe I have found it after one year in Japan. The whole process felt more like a slow discovery rather than a sudden revelation; as if it has always been there but I just needed all the experiences to see it. And I would not have gotten here at all with anything less.

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

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
  • UX Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Visual Literacy
  • E-Learning