Charles Wayne Shelton II was born in Kentucky where he founded Famous Fotografy in 2007.
In 2010 his image “Knothole“ was selected by Erotic Signature to represent him as one of the top 200 erotic photographers in the world in it‘s fourth annual collection which was published later in the year.
Shelton has gone on to exhibit his art at galleries and exhibits across the country and in Europe including “The Dirty Show“ in Detroit, The Art Undressed Touring Exhibit (Miami, New York, Montreal, Chicago, and Los Angeles), The Kentucky Art Speaks Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky and the “Persona Art Festival“ in London.

“I am 34 years old and have indulged my art since I was eight years-old with my first camera … a Kodak 110. I worked as a press photographer for 15 years shooting both news and sports. I started my own studio 4 years ago exploring all sorts of commercial opportunities from weddings and family photos to fashion print work and corporate work i.e. real estate photos and personnel handbooks.
My passion has always been shooting nudes and erotic art. Sometimes I enjoy focusing on the beauty of the model and the female form and other times my work has more of a message and a visual narrative. Growing up I was constantly viewing copies of National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and of course, Playboy. Some of my biggest influences came from those magazines and in the current phase of my career I find myself in love with the works of David LaChappele and Andrew Blake.
I consider myself to be extremely conscious socially and I hope that my best work captures trends and evolutions of our culture, or at least in my small “Hillbilly-Chic” niche located in the Appalachian Mountains. My involvement with nude photography over the past 12 years has caused me to experience incredible persecution in a community that has historically exhibited signs of being sexually repressive. Despite the ignorant attacks and slander of others i have persisted in bringing my visions and inspirations into this world.”

  • Joined: February 2011
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