CHARLES MARING
 

FINE ART - PHOTOGRAPHY - MUSIC - FASHION

RENAISSANCE MAN

ARTIST CHARLES MARING IS LOVING LIFE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE ART FORMS
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FINE ART PAINTINGS - Photography - music - fashion - Creative influencer

CHARLES MARING

Welcome to my site... My name is Charles Maring, and my friends call me Charlee. I am a modern artist on fire with ideas who’s life work and expertise isn't merely about a single idea, product, or service. Rather, it’s an attitude towards life at the intersection of photography, painting, music, fashion, and technology where I’m forever pushing the boundaries of human ideas, creativity, and science. I am living my dream, and I am passionate about giving my clients a creative experience unlike any other. Reach out to inquire about hiring me as a photographer or filmmaker, or to visit the art studio and gallery where you are sure to be inspired by a myriad of overlapping experiences.

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OFFICES / STUDIOS IN NEW YORK & CONNECTICUT
AVAILABLE FOR TRAVEL WORLDWIDE
PRIVATE GALLERY VISITS BY APPOINTMENT IN WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT
(877)949-9370 TOLL FREE

 

PHOTOGRAPHS + FILMS

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INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING - CELEBRITY - FASHION - EVENTS - PORTRAITS - EDITORIAL

PHOTOGRAPHS + FILMS

My dream in the arts began at age 7 working alongside my father and brother in their darkroom. Imagery has been my number one passion pretty much my entire life, and that joy of photography and video continues today. I have photographed Presidents and celebrities, shot fashion campaigns and runway, have had billboards of my work in Times Square, the covers of some of the most renowned magazines, and have photographed entire books from cover to cover. It's been an illustrious career to say the least, and today I’m on top of my game. I strive to be the best for everyone who hires me, and yet with all that I've accomplished thus far, I can guarantee you will find a humble friend in me. I am someone who you can count on for expert advice, quality, creativity, and enough experience to guide you in the right direction with any question you may have. My portfolio is beyond definition, because life guided me in a beautiful array of directions, and I am blessed to not be typecast or labeled. I photograph portraits, weddings, events, and create films or photo stories of people, places, and things. If it's done with a camera, I am perfectly at home, and strive to exceed expectations no matter what the assignment entails. I am in love with storytelling.

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CELEBRITY

Photography has taken me all of the world, and I am somewhat of a historian with a camera. I've photographed numerous celebrity weddings and parties, created portraits in their homes with their families and friends, and have shot commercially on fashion projects, book covers, and so much more. I am turned to when the moment counts most.


TRAVEL and leisure

I love an adventure, and seek assignments which allow me to travel because at the end of the day experiences makes me a better artist. From public relations for 5 star luxury resorts and brands to commercial assignments I photograph, film, and time lapse locations with exquisite taste and style.


food and wine - entertaining

I love celebrating with great food and my wife and I love to entertain. Together we have co-produced several books from cover to cover, along with numerous editorial spreads working closely alongside celebrity chefs and experts for much of my career. Much of the work is done on location around the world, however I also have an incredible lifestyle studio in Connecticut which is picture perfect for all types of creative storytelling ideas.


WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

From the most lavish over the top gala events published to the smallest and most intimate weddings in the world, I love them all. It's not the size of the event, rather I seek to work with couples who love the blend of real moments and fine art printing. My work has won the most prestigious awards in the wedding industry, and I am driven to deliver the best to every one of my clients.

 

PAINTINGS + FASHIONS

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CHARLEE - abstract expressionist oil paintings and wearable art

FINE ART + FASHIONS

Made to order quickly just for you, which means we are a zero waste independent fashion studio.

I am deeply passionate about oil painting, and have an original expressionist style. Abstract by nature, my paintings are filled with storytelling vignettes and unusual characters. They take you on a journey, and you’ll enjoy spending time trying to make sense of them. Much like having a moment of Deja Vu, they somehow feel familiar yet still leave you a bit perplexed. Beautiful to look at yet far from just pretty home decor. I paint visual poetry that offer viewers moments of self reflection and realizations. Paintings that entertain the creative side of your mind and spirit.

Beyond the paint, I use my photographic, design, and printmaking skills to design one of a kind wearable fashions from the art. I create bold centerpiece garments that the rest of your outfit revolves around. This makes your purchase versatile allowing you to dress up the piece, or dress it down depending on your mood, or time of day. CHARLEE wearable art is made to last, incredibly comfortable, and never wrinkles, shrinks, or fades making my line ideal for travel and everyday wear. It also allows the art to come alive making the entire world my museum or gallery.

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A simple dress that is the centerpiece of your outfit because it's made from art...
my dresses never wrinkle, shrink, or fade...

Dress it up with heels or boots, dress it down for the beach.

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The Midnight sky OIL ON CANVAS BY CHARLEE

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MUSIC

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SINGER SONGWRITER - FOLK - COUNTRY - POP - ROCK

MUSIC

ACOUSTIC SONGWRITING AND LIVE JAMS WITH MY BAND
IN A MULTITUDE OF GENRES JUST FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC.

Music is a big a part of my life, and songwriting is an incredible form of self expression that I adore . It’s another spin on storytelling, and I love to write about family, love, places lived, personal experiences, and of course the artist dream. Some songs come out folk or pop, and others country. Having travelled the world, and having lived in a lot of places, like on a peanut farm in the Carolinas, NYC, Colorado, Connecticut, Texas, Kentucky, and South Jersey, I have a pretty unique perspective that impacts all of the mediums. I also play in a rock band with some long time friends, and they put a completely different spin on my writing. All in all, this is just for the fun of it, but what's the point of creating if you don't share with the world… So beyond live performances, I use my photography, video, live streaming, and recording skills to share this passion and often work with other musicians on creative projects as well.


 

Deja vu - folk - Songwriter

Have you ever experienced Deja Vu really strong? I get that pretty often, and have a bizarre story to share with you one day in person. This is a little ditty about Deja Vu that I wrote. Filmed on one of my infrared cameras and created by combining footage I captured of a lunar eclipse in infrared as well. Need a music video artist? Reach out to inquire about my video production services as well.

LIVE IN NEW HAVEN WITH OUTSIDE REALITY - HARD PILL

Hard Pill is a song I wrote about living in NYC, on one of those rainy days during the cab changeover… “Damn, I have to walk myself home…” Live streamed and recorded using our wireless live streaming technology from 5 cameras in New Haven, CT on Make Music Day. Just an on camera mic for audio this time, but we can also pull audio from the board as well when I am hired to live stream performances as a video artist.

BRIGTHER DAYS - Live Recorded ROCK JAM - OUTSIDE REALITY

Brighter Days draws on memories of some amazing adventures in my life with my family. We all love to sail, and this video includes a lot of beautiful memories captured while sailing in the British Virgin Islands. After losing my dad to cancer a while back, this is where I put his ashes. So many amazing memories, and this place influences my music in art in some meaningful ways.

OUTSIDE REALITY BAND

VOCALS / ACOUSTIC GUITAR - CHARLES MARING
GUITAR - JEFF PISCITELLI / GUITAR -DAN O'KEEFE / Bass - BOB PALLMAN / drums - jay more

LIVE RECORDED PRACTICE JAMS AND SONGS WITH MY ROCK BAND

SOLO ACOUSTIC

Acoustic & vocals - Charles maring
SIMPLE LIVE HOME RECORDINGS

A FEW SOLO ACOUSTIC JAMS WITH AN AMERICANA SOUND

 
 

DIGITAL ART + ANIMATIONS

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A BIZARRE BLEND OF PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, AND CREATIVE THINKING

DIGITAL ART

VISIT MY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY IN CONNECTICUT OR MEET ME AT THE ART CLUB IN MANHATTAN FOR SERIOUS INQUIRIES ABOUT DIGITAL ART AND FINE ART OIL PAINTINGS

These days the camera can create so much more than meets the eye, and my digital works of art combine state of the art imaging and creative thinking together to take you someplace, and the only way to get there is through me. From film animations to still image mind warps, I create some pretty interesting works that encapsalates a place, and most often a feeling.


 
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Florence italy

As a city filled with texture, Florence has a special place in my heart. I've created numerous works from this famed city, but this is one of my favorites. Study it and you will find yourself on top of the Belvedere Hotel overlooking the Duomo, inside a cathedral, and in the city streets where the gargoyles beckon you to look deep from within.

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FLATIRON

It was 1902, and at 20 floors it rose to the heavens as one of the tallest buildings in all of Manhattan. We can pretty much bet on the fact that at the time, Daniel Burnham could never have pictured it quite this way, although his Renaissance palazzo in Beaux-Arts styling would become an iconic symbol of New York City anyway. I’ve past the Flatiron over and over just about every hour of the morning and night, and even I never saw this coming. A work of art created with a digital camera, along with a deep unending thought process of fine art manipulation. Much like a painting, I never know when to stop before I ruin a perfectly good idea. However, this is where I ended my deep etherial blurs, burns, and styling to remix a building with an imagination that stands the test of time.

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The ISLAND

I found a sandy cay while sailing through the Caribbean Islands and dropped anchor off shore to spend the night. We took the Dinghy ashore before sunset and hiked through the forrest coming upon a cliff as waves crashed onto the shores. We were all alone without a soul in sight. Imagine the things you might find....


NYC Animation

I have a unique way of overlapping the artistic processes, and combine my skills on the video, and time lapse, front with my artist vision to create very unique animations. These can be beautifully presented in a themed gallery exhibit coinciding with by digital art. There are a multitude of ways to think creatively animation, but I find it particularly interesting because these are created from real life subjects.

TOGETHER IN STYLE

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