|Artist's Biography - Charlie Morey
Four decades of experience, rich in traditional photography, photojournalism, journalism, creative writing, graphic design and computer graphics has prepared self-taught digital artist Charlie Morey for his latest endeavor, producing fine art giclée prints based on computer-enhanced digital photographs.
Morey's photography experience began in 1965 with a second-hand 35mm Minolta viewfinder camera, purchased at a pawn shop in Bangor, Maine, and used to launch a 30-year period of creating fine-art black-and-white prints.
In 1974, a career change to journalism/photojournalism and an upgrade to Nikon SLR cameras further enhanced his visual experience, as the editorial position offered opportunities to travel and photograph much of Europe and segments of the Far East. Producing both images and words to describe his experiences for publication, Morey's depth of understanding and creative/emotional development increased manifold during the fast-paced 22-year period in print media.
In 1994, Morey discovered the World Wide Web. In 1995, he launched CYBERpress Publishing Company, a web-development firm, and began applying his art to digital media, designing interfaces and creating content during the dot-com boom. In 1996, Morey left print media behind and began working fulltime for such companies as EarthLink Network, idealab!, Tickets.com and Mail2World to help create the visual "front end" for their complex computer systems.
Morey bought his first digital camera, a floppy-disk Sony Mavica MVC FD-91 with a resolution of less than one megapixel, in 2000 and created CYBERpress Galleries to display his work to the world. A year later, he upgraded to a higher-resolution Sony Mavica MVC CD-1000 and launched digitalphotography.tv, his current fine-art photography gallery complex and digital photography portal. In late September 2002, as digital technology progressed (i.e., higher quality at lower prices), Charlie upgraded again to the Nikon D100, finally regaining the professional equipment level he'd enjoyed throughout his traditional photography years.
Charlie Morey's digital artwork is currently on display at his two gallery locations on the World Wide Web:
CYBERpress Galleries (http://www.cyberpresspublishing.com )