Frederick Charles is a New York-based, architectural photographer with a wide range of interior and exterior location experience.
His editorial work appears in Smithsonian, Time, People, Newsweek, Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Architectural Record magazines.
Frederick Charles Photography was established in 1980. Fred's coverage of the New York City Marathon became the city's official poster for the race in 1982. This break led to corporate clients and hundreds of editorial assignments for New York Magazine. Today, Fred works with architects, engineers, designers, retailers, museums and corporations, both nationwide and in the New York metropolitan area. During his three years as president of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Inc., Fred led the production of an award-winning, State Historic Park trail map recognized by Westchester County and the New York Preservation League. For five years Fred lectured at the worldwide photographic convention at the Javits Center and judged the Senior Photography Portfolio Prize for the Scholastic Magazines Art and Writing Awards.
Early Exposure: At age 16, Fred apprenticed at Jack Elness's New York City studio. At 17 he photographed for Scholastic Magazines. Fred holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, where he received the first Senior Art Purchase Prize awarded for work in the photographic medium. He was one of three undergraduate interns at the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Upon graduation, Fred returned to Manhattan to assist I.M. Pei's photographer, Nathaniel Lieberman, and architectural photographer, Norman McGrath. Today at his home in Hastings-on-Hudson, Fred can be seen juggling fire with his wife Eileen and children Clara, Ian & Timothy.