Charlie Hunter at Gallery 444 PTown
Week long show 6/13-6/20. Opening on Friday night 6/29.
This is Charlie Hunter’s first exhibition even though he has been a professional photographer about 10 years. Charlie grew up in the scenic and rural Finger Lakes region of New York State. During the 90’s he spent summers in Provincetown and fell for the area and then lived in San Francisco for nearly 20 years. In 2017 he returned to the East Coast dividing is between the central New York area and Provincetown where he felt he always belonged. He draws inspiration from the world around him and as he explains, “I don’t often consciously recognize why I find a particular scene perfect or beautiful, I’m just driven to do it. It’s only when I’m looking at my photographs as a whole that I see various patterns in my work: empty space, softness, calm and there is often a darkness to them with strong shadows and silhouettes. There is also a fairly consistent proportion to my photos that I cannot articulate but which just seems right to me. I find it fascinating how we can let our subconscious guide us in this way, when we let it, and I do my best to mine do so.”