Chuck Kimmerle

“When capturing a fleeting moment in time, the filters I place between my subject and my camera have to be perfect. Anything less is unacceptable. Singh-Ray filters provide me with the level of exceptional optical quality I demand.”



Chuck’s career as a photographer began at age five when, without permission, he took his grandmother’s Kodak Brownie camera and, against the stern warnings of his mother, aimed the camera at a now forgotten subject and pressed the shutter. It was a moment of satisfaction and creative defiance well worth the subsequent spanking.

After spending four years in the Army Infantry followed by another four getting a B.S. degree in Photographic Engineering Technology, Chuck began working as a newspaper photojournalist. It was a field in which he remained for 15 years at various publications, culminating with his owning ¼ share of a nomination for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography.

Chuck currently devotes 100% of his creative efforts into studying and exploring the landscape, preferring to work in areas that are subtle and quiet, as opposed to popular destinations which are often grandiose and loud. He is a firm believer in the importance of studying the history of photography and how it relates to issues of today.

Chuck teaches at the occasional photography workshop and gives presentations to photography groups and clubs across the country.

He has been featured in multi-page stories within magazines such as Lenswork, Black and White, Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Black and White Photography (UK) and Outdoor Photography (UK). He has exhibited in numerous solo and juried group shows, and has been awarded artist residencies in Zion, Glacier and North Cascades National Parks. He is also included in the new book “Looking at Images” by Brooks Jensen.