Charlie Kirk (Two Cute Dogs)

Discussion in 'Photographers' started by tron_, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. tron_

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    He has a very similar style as Bruce Gilden (in face I have heard a few people call Kirk an imitator of Gilden). I found out about Charlie Kirk a month ago or so and have been observing his work throughout that time.

    For those of you who do not know about Charlie Kirk, here is a pretty good documentary I found about him:
    http://blog.uchujin.co.uk/2011/09/charlie-two-cute-dogs-kirk-a-documentary/

    And for you guys who havent seen his work, heres a link to his Flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlie_kirk/

    Personally I really like his style and think his location makes his photography that much more interesting. I feel he is a little different than Bruce Gilden in the sense that Kirk seems to try to flatter his subjects and engage them a little more than Gilden. Many of Gildens photos are heavily distorted and make his subjects appear strange and almost alien-like.

    Your thoughts on Charlie Kirk?
     
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    I agree, he portrays the subject in a "better" light (tho I wouldn't want my picture taken if I was puking or being arrested :tongue:). I am not a fan of Gilden but I definitely like Kirk's pictures. For me he is like a mix between Gilden and a tad bit of Araki, at least with some pictures of the women.