Team Spotlight: Will Charley
by Daniel Ball·
The creative team: where the magic happens at LIKELIHOOD. Many might not know this, but nearly all of our editorials are produced in-house by our team of ultra talented creatives.
From graphic designers to photographers, our crew continues to delight & excite our fanbase, pushing the boundaries of what makes us unique as a brand.
This week, we sat down with Sr. Photographer, Will Charley.
What's your name and how long have you been with Likelihood?
My name is Will and I’ve been working with Likelihood a little over 2 years so far.
What originally got you into photography and how long have you been shooting?
My father used to have these framed photos growing up of him and his co-workers jumping out of an airplane into an aerial view of the mountains (he was a Smokejumper) and I was fascinated with how they captured it. I started officially shooting when I was 14-15 when I ‘borrowed’ an old Sears (yes the department store) film camera from my grandma. Since then I’ve been shooting and learning my photography skills.
Who/what are some sources of inspiration for you?
I’ve always loved fashion, especially fashion photography, so a lot of my inspiration would come from magazines. Nowadays I gravitate towards music and tech as a sort of inspiration.
As someone who photographs a lot of different products, what are some items and/or brands you've had your eyes on?
Lately I've been interested in South Korean fashion with their use of color and fabrics to construct preppy and intricate pieces. Andersson Bell has been a brand I’ve admired so when we got it in I was excited to look through the collection. As for other brands I love Allsaints and Acne Studios for basic pieces.
What kind of creative projects outside of work are you currently pursuing?
The past year or so I’ve been in and out of learning front end web development/UX design, so I think it would be interesting to learn more about that. Since I’m a creative individual I would like to learn a more technical skillset and combine them both to see what I can create.
What are some of your favorite recent editorials you've worked on? Why?
I don’t have any particular favorite editorials on the top of my head but the editorials I've admired and enjoyed have been the ones I’ve worked on with my coworkers.
Where can people see your work?
You can see my work on Instagram! @hommesblue