Charles is a dynamic person: father, husband, and Iraq veteran. His backstory is rich, like most with well-lived lives, not only for the experiences and relationships, but for the layers of hardship and joy. He has since left the military (with honors). I suggested to him that we take some portrait-style photos in his military dress (the type used in combat) to document his appearance; the military requires former soldiers to turn in equipment so time was a limiting factor. This is a collection of some of those images and assorted images of him over the last years.
Contrary to the intentional seriousness in most of these portraits, Charles has an infectious laughter and routinely wears a smile.