Charlie received a BFA, with a focus on photography, from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles in 1989. After graduating he moved to New York where he be worked as a photo assistant for Josef Astor, Andrea Blanch and David Seidner. In 1994 he started working at Barneys doing window display, as well at Bergdorf Goodman and Ralph Lauren. 1998 he began assisting as a prop stylist and set designer and went solo three years later. In 2006 he moved to Barcelona to continue his art studies at Metàfora International Workshop. At the end of 2008 he returned to New York and resumed working as a prop stylist, set designer and photographer. He currently lives in Brooklyn.