Charlie is credited as one of the pioneers of colour photography in Britain. His images reflect his personal relationship to his immediate surroundings of West Yorkshire. On one hand, his images seduce you with his subtle use of colour and careful compositions while on the other hand, his images engage you to explore the input of social and technological change on the landscape. It is these qualities that have drawn many people to admire and collect his work from private collectors to major public collections.
Charlie is renowned as a photographer and is one of Britain's leading colour printers producing C-type and R-type Ilfochrome hand prints for many leading photographers, artists and galleries.