Charles Daviet

category: Visual,

Contact & Info


Phone: 914-656-0354


Artist Statement

I have been chasing the excellent light with my cameras for more than 30 years. My photographs succeed most when I focus on light and form, clearing from consciousness the identities of the objects in my viewfinder. My work is found in the collections of those who appreciate the revitalizing power of natural scenes found deep in the woods, who connect with the simple elegance painted by fog, mist and snow, or who feel a chill sharing the capture of wildlife in their natural setting. I find my themes mostly in the woods and trails of New York and Maine, the coast of New England and the lowlands of South Carolina. I enjoy these often solitary outdoor journeys in photography, seeing all as new, in excellent light, with respect, mindfulness and patience (and 20 pounds of gear).

I've shown my work in juried exhibitions at the Hammond Museum, the Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park, the Gallery in the Park in Pound Ridge Reservation, the Exposures Gallery in Sugar Loaf Village, the Northern Westchester Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, the Rotunda in New Rochelle City Hall, among others.  I have received international recognition from the Black and White Photography Spider awards and am a member of the Katonah Museum Artist Association as well as Arts Westchester.

I see photography as a connection to others, a gift that teaches the pleasures of patience, of lingering in the present moments, nourishing all the senses. It's about sharing the Excellent Light, which is all around us, all the time, just waiting to be discovered by pausing and paying attention.  

Educational Background

Self taught photographer with 40 years learning in the field (literally)