Charlie Murphy

Hello and welcome we are really glad you are here. Sunrise Art and Product Photography specializes in just that, namely products be they mass produced or handcrafted. We  photograph art, architecture, gardens, culinary exploits and the people behind the work. We understand that online image and marketing is key to reaching the right audience for your work and we would be happy to help develop your online profile.  When we work for clients, we product images that land on the intersection of artistic and pragmatic. 

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy, Ann Arbor Michigan

While following the Grateful Dead, I set up residence in Ann Arbor being originally from Baltimore. Taking photographs has been important to me since I bought my first camera in 2005 and fell in love with photography soon after. I enjoy the challenge of art, garden, and product photography: learning to see and represent those worlds in an engaging way. Every subject presents unique problems and opportunities, and my goal is to create compelling images that show each subject to its best advantage. For me the geometry of design is a key element and should there be reflections and shadows involved all the better. For some people art and products occupy different spheres but for me the two are organically intertwined.  My goal is to photograph your items so that they reflect the full scope of the designer’s intent. Having a second base in Rogers City, Michigan, enables me to extend my services as far north as St. Ignace. Northern Michigan has magic light, so it is always a joy to be there. Thank you for taking the time to visit my sight. I please feel free to drop me a line or see even more photos on my Flickr site.

I have a photography partner, my wife. Edwina Murphy is a digital archivist who started taking photographs to document museum artifacts. She has worked for the State of Michigan, Arab American National Museum and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She earned a Certificate in Digital Photography from the Cornell University School of Architecture, Art, and Planning in New York and has had several of her photographs featured in juried exhibits. She has over ten years of experience working with websites, social media, and digital content. Handy, she is also a Master Gardener with a keen eye for garden and landscape design. 


Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Rogers City, Michigan 49779 
sunrise.artproducts@gmail.com  |  Tel: 734-546-1564

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