Ernest N. Charlesworth has lived and worked in the Concho Valley of Texas since 1999, practicing dermatology and allergy at the Shannon Clinic in San Angelo after spending more than two decades in the United States Air Force Medical Corps.  His interest  in photography was piqued in the early 70’s when, as a young flight surgeon at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio, he discovered magic in spending countless hours in the base photography hobby shop dark room. Early ventures into competitive shows resulted in several awards. Later,  clinical photographic documentation used for his Dermatology patients and in teaching became an everyday part of medical practice but allowed very little time for personal creative photography. Midway through his Air Force career, Colonel Charlesworth spent 3 years in Baltimore in a research fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This additional specialty gave him the opportunity to combine teaching medical students/residents/fellows and his unique clinical research with his military medical practice until his military retirement and subsequent move to San Angelo.

       Although busy in civilian practice, just as he rediscovered his first love of fine art photography, photography itself was changing from film to the digital format.  This new technology greatly enhanced the ability to record and preserve visual documentation of patient disease for medical practice. As he was learning to perfect skills in medical photography, he realized those same skills could be applied to photography as an art form.  Retirement from clinical practice afforded time to become an active member in the Professional Photography Association and several local photography clubs. His travels, from his backyard in the Concho Valley of Texas to countries around the world, became his artistic pallet. He soon became an accomplished and recognized photographer. In the few years since retirement, he has earned multiple awards and accolades that reflect his unique photography style - capturing the emotions of people and the majesty of landscapes.  He and his wife, Margaret, enjoy professional fine art photography; as the digital world has opened new opportunities to practice photography, each has developed a uniquely different style.

       Margaret G. Charlesworth is a Texas girl who accompanied her Air Force physician husband around the globe while she continued professionally in laboratory research, earning a Master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University in administrative laboratory management. Margaret sees wonder throughout God’s world, even in the test tube of a research project.  She sees beauty and excitement in solving the jigsaw puzzles of complex basic science.  Although still an adventurous world traveler, she more often focuses her interests closer to home, capturing  simple scenes of Texas and Texans. You simply can’t take the Texas out of the girl.  Her photographic art is deeply insightful, a keen eye that sees the unusual in the ordinary.  Margaret’s skills of patience and finding beauty in the laboratory serves her well as she applies those skills to her photographic art.


“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera.

You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen,

The books you have read, the music you have heard,

The people you have loved.”

Ansel Adams


Nature/Wildlife, Landscape, Fine Art photography based in Bronte, Texas.