ABOUT THE ARTIST
Carell Augustus, was born and raised in Columbia South Carolina, as a teen he was interested in photography. He constantly photographed friends and cousins in make shift studios at home. Watching MTV shows like House of Style and Rockumentaries always gave him a peek into the behind the scenes world of magazine shoots, videos and the creative process. He joined his high school yearbook staff in the early 90’s; it was there that he got his first taste of being a published photographer.
After a tour of duty in Germany, as a U.S. Army soldier, he set his sights on the beautiful Santa Barbara, CA to attend the world famous Brooks Institute of Photography. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Imaging and Advertising he made his way to Los Angeles, where he worked at premier studios such as Smashbox, and Quixote. He assisted some of the biggest names in photography including many of his biggest inspirations including Mario Testino, Matthew Rolston, to name a couple.
He always knew he wanted to venture out on his on, develop his own clients and create his own projects. This has landed him in television spots, magazine covers, advertising and editorial work, and being the sole shooter to photograph Viola Davis’s wedding.
He feels he’s only just begun, on the heels of releasing an independent coffee table book on Black celebrities - where he recreates iconic scenes from TV, Movies, magazines and photographs; he feels it’s his biggest accomplishment so far. The talent featured in the book includes first black Ms. America Vanessa Williams, TV star film star Shemar Moore, Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway, Vivica A Fox, Michael Jai White & Omari Hardwick to name but a few.
He’s looking to the future to continue to create.