Charlie was born in Cardiff, grew up in Bristol and has lived in London for the past year where she just completed her foundation year at CSM. Not just a student and photographer, she is an artist through and through: a writer, singer, directer. Scroll down to learn more about her, see her photos and listen to her song.
What is your full name? Do you have any pet names or nicknames?
No nicknames but friends call me Char.
You do a lot of creative things. Is it in your genes?
I wouldn't say my strengths have ever been in academic areas. At school I got 4 Fs and 3 A’s during GCSE’s. The Fs were in maths and science and the A’s in Art, etc. I have a family filled with creative people and they are who have made me believe I can make a career out of it. (Fingers crossed anyway!)
I love your song When Pigs Fly. How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn't heard it yet?
“When pigs fly” was a track made for a project that looks at how an identity can be copied and manufactured, then essentially sold. The track went along side a sculptural piece and the inspiration came from a photograph of a woman I met and her tattoo of a flying pig which said " when pigs fly “. I combined some of my spoken wordy stuff and created some lyrics, I wanted my voice to not be recognized as my own. My good friend Reuben Robinson helped me produce and make it so I can't take full credit. An influence behind it was Yolandi from Die Antwoord. The song can be found on Soundcloud here: WHEN PIGS FLY
You are studying fine art at CSM right? Does this mean you are a good writer? What have you learned in school?
I recently finished my Foundation course at CSM in Fine Art. It was a very quick year and they threw us straight into making stuff at a quick pace. It mainly taught me that if you think of an idea, just do it and don't dwell on anything…if more than a week passes, it's probably not something worth doing.
How many freckles do you have? Do you wear sunblock? What color would you call your hair?
If I counted my freckles I'd be here all day! I also take a lot of pride in saying I don't burn as easily as this question implies, thank you very much! ;). And my hair is ginger!
What is the last thing you took a picture of and where?
The last picture I took on my phone was an over flowing, about to explode with piss, toilet at work. Lavly.
Who are your favorite artists, musicians, photographers?
Harmony Korine, Mika Rottenberg and Wiki.
courtesy of CHARLIE OSBORNE
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