**Exhibited Photographs in local galleries and showcases, as well has the San Diego County Fair's International Photography Competition.
**Published in Modified Dolls magazine, Impact Magazine, The Alchemist Magazine and M&M Modeling Magazine.
**Awarded with honorable mentions at the San Diego County Fair Exhibition and a best Photo Illustration award at JACC (Journalism Association of Community Colleges)
I love to work with people in shoots, I'm always willing to help expand on people's portfolios, assist with photoshoots, and just capture some awesome images. Message me, let's make some awesome magic on camera!!
My recent work involving people modeling in vandalized structures such as graffiti, broken down areas and signs of humanity defacing their own structures is a theme I've been calling "Fashion Vandalism." It is a more gritty and edgy take on "fashion/magazine quality photography" to an almost "anti-fashion photography" style. Outfits have varied greatly, and it is somewhat a personal message. The aim has been primarily to show a model boldly present in a grungy, vandalized area atypical from most modern fashion photography. It is shot with all natural light. I am always looking for models interested in being a part of this as I am constantly building up this newer style and work in hopes to make it to print and more. Thank you to all my supporters and models who have worked with me, let's make some more photographs! If you would like to be a part of this do let me know, message me! ~Charles "Vince Belle" Lugtu
An excerpt from my statement/essay explaining my ongoing photographic style using vandalized areas as backdrops for photographing models, "There’s more sense of place and sense of reality while maintaining a sense of beauty and desire. The models are in our world which has been vandalized in places – not in a studio where everything is clean, perfect with an emphasis on solely the model without the outside world around them. I want to show the contrast of desire and reality and euphoria and dystopia by glamorizing, beautifying, and emphasizing the model in a rather run down, socially disrespected, broken setting."