Charlie Liggett lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. His family relocated several times before he was 6 years old when they settled in the Houston, TX area. He has traveled much of his life. He had a Brownie until going off to college in Arkansas, at which time he used a Kodak Instamatic camera that used 126 film. After college he became a 3rd generation physician. At the end of his medical internship he took his camera to Jamaica and returned with a photograph that stirred his interest in the medium. This prompted him to begin using a 35 mm camera, and from then on, every opportunity to travel was an opportunity to do photography.
Photography became his passion and relief from a demanding general and peripheral vascular surgical practice. He did color photography initially. His first color workshop was with Ernest Haas, the "Father of Kodachrome", at the Maine Photographic workshops in 1982. Shortly thereafter he did a black and white darkroom course at the Crealde Center of Art in Orlando, FL, and began processing and printing his own work a few months later. His primary interest from that point onward became black and white romantic landscape photography and portrait photography. Hiking and exploring became integrated with his work. He has traveled over much of the world doing photography during breaks in his medical practice. Over the years he has studied under Newton Phillips, John Sexton, Veronica Cass (photograph painter), Michael Kenna, Clyde Butcher, Shelby Adams, and Don Kirby.
His international photographic images come from the North,Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, North Africa, Asia, & Australia. His domestic images are concentrated in the American West, the upper Midwest, Alaska, New York City, Florida, and Arkansas.