Charlene Bagcal is a multi-hyphenate creative. She began her early visual career as a painter, putting on her first exhibition at age 18. She later worked as a graphic designer, before focusing her career on fashion photography and creative direction.
In 2012, her fashion film, Solace for //SLANG (Colombia), ranked on the prestigious Fashion Film Network's top 10 film list. This year, her commissioned fashion film, Dreamland for DRESSLAB (Spain), was chosen as an Official Selection at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival. She also teamed with musician, Chelsea Wolfe (Sargent House), on Flatlands: A Converse x Decibel collaboration that marked her debut as a music video director.
Bagcal's clients include BULLET, Chelsea Wolfe, Converse, Decibel, DRESSLAB, Kittinhawk, L.A. Record, LADYGUNN, Sargent House, Modernaked, //SLANG, Let Them Eat Cake and Glassbook.
Her surrealist and emotional sensibility combine conceptual expression with a strong sense of human psychology and sensuality. Her characters often possess stoic behaviour, challenging both their fragility and strength.
Bagcal is currently writing a screenplay for her first feature film production. The film is due for release in 2014.