Charles Beckwith is an writer, producer, and editorial photographer.
His career started before he finished high school, with over 1700 hours on the air as a DJ at WYCS in Yorktown, Virginia. He went to college for filmmaking at The University of North Carolina School of The Arts, creative writing at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and then attended an MFA program in filmmaking at American University before running away to New York to set up a photo studio and learn how to make more visually interesting films by studying fashion editorials.
Charles has been a fashion photographer since 2005, has shot over 600 runway shows in New York and Milan, trained models for some of the top agencies in the world, and along the way directed Off-Broadway and founded the online fashion magazine modaCYCLE. In early 2013 he suspended production of modaCYCLE’s English-language edition (German edition modaCYCLE.de is still publishing) to join the team at Manufacture New York as Executive Director of The Fashion Media Center.
Currently he is the producer and co-host of American Fashion Podcast (available free on iTunes) along with two of his former modaCYCLE colleagues, and manages the biggest raw media production space in Brooklyn.
Major influences: John Ford, Jim Henson, Andrei Tarkovsky, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry
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