Featured Portfolio – Charlie Engman

Charlie Engman lives and works in Chicago and is the first photographer to be interviewed for our Featured Portfolio Column.

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3 of the last things that have inspired you

1. A folio of wallpaper swatches from the ’50s from an antiques mall.

2. (Bizarre, but) the hypnotizing way an attendant at a full-service gas station in Wisconsin squeegied my windshield.

3. Roland Barthes’ “The Fashion System.”

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3 things on your walls

I use my walls as a spot for temporary ideas, so all I have up right now are a few swatches from that wallpaper folio paired up with some (incredible) maps drawn for me by a close friend explaining how to use Japanese public transportation.

3 things that you never get sick of

1. New car smell.

2. Korean food.

3. My pooch, Lucinda. I’m nervous I may never love anything else so much again.

3 blogs that you follow

1. shanelavalette.com/journal

2. bloodoftheyoung.com

3. Romke H’s new gem: mossfull.tumblr.com

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3 songs that everyone should listen to

1. Second Brain by Kaki King

2. Don’t Save Us From the Flames by M83

3. Give Him a Great Big Kiss by The Shangri-Las

3 words that describe your photographs

1. texture

2. gesture

3. shape

www.flickr.com/people/cengman

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Comments
  1. redia says:

    amazing!

  2. Christian Pitschl says:

    Wow, this is, wow. What a beautiful series and great artist!

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