To get an ongoing sense of Charlotte style, The Observer occasionally collaborates with the city’s photography center, The Light Factory, by asking a member photographer to show us people they find stylish.
The goal: Gathering a diverse array of Charlotteans in everyday attire, not gala finery, through the varying lenses of these very different professionals. So far, we’ve seen artists, bankers, coaches, dancers, educators and people from a wealth of other careers and backgrounds.
In this segment, fifth in the series, Janet Boschker decided that rather than make portraits of people she knew to be chic, she’d take a more spontaneous approach – going to a few places around town with her camera and waiting to see who might pass by.
A portrait photographer by trade, Boschker specializes in families and children. For this project, she says, “I was attracted to people who had a real put-together look. Most people downtown are kind of slouchy – I’m in that category myself! – and the people who have their look all coordinated, they command your attention.”
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Boschker, who has photographed Charlotteans for more than 30 years, serves on the board of The Light Factory as well as that of Professional Photographers of North Carolina. An International Juror for Professional Photographers of America since 2006, she judges and teaches at local, state and regional levels, and her work has been exhibited internationally. What does she love most? “The thrill of capturing each client’s beauty, expression and memories through photography.”
You can see more of her work at NorthLight Photography (www.northlightphotography.com). You’ll find previous editions of our Light Factory collaborations, from Mitchell Kearney, Jeff Cravotta, Jim McGuire and Katherine Kirchner, at www.charlotteobserver.com/style.