Formerly the bass guitarist for The Brian Jonestown Massacre,
Charles spent a long time deeply immersed in the LA independent music scene. In fact, his directing career was launched with the debut video for his longtime friends The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Charles has gone on to direct music videos for The Kooks, The Script, Emeli Sande, Stereophonics, James Morrison, and others. He’s also completed two music documentaries. The first was for The Music entitled The Music Live at the Blank Canvas and the other was for Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini.

Charles broke into commercial directing with a campaign for Earle Jeans featuring supermodel Gisele Bündchen. Known for his ability
to capture carefree, sexy, and natural moments on film, Charles' signature is pure glamour with a rock-and-roll edge.

His celebrity and supermodel portfolio includes the aforementioned Gisele, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Aniston, Naomi Watts, Natalia Vodianova, Karen Elson, Eva Herzigova, Amber Valletta, Angela Lindvall, Daria Werbowy, Georgia May Jagger and Lauren Hutton.

His commercial clients include Budweiser, David Yurman, Garnier, Olay, Pantene and Smart Water.