Photographs by Charley James Wasson

exhibition at Studio 4, during First Friday Art Trail in June (Studio 4 also featured artists Laura Bassett / WhismyDaze, Dust Devil Press, & Ashley Busby)


Photographs by Charley J. Wasson (Uncle Charley) 

“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

Charley Wasson was an art collector, advocate, supporter, and a photographer by his own right. Many of his photographs were taken with his good camera during travels across the nation or here in Lubbock, but he also frequently used his camera phone to capture daily moments. He loved the State Capital, Texas Tech University, Lady Raider basketball, art, theatre, and more. He shared these passions with his family and friends, by inviting others, paying for tickets, and even flying people across the country to join him. If you couldn’t go, he would share with you the many good stories from these adventures. As the CEO and Executive Director at Hospice of Lubbock and Covenant Palliative Medicine Program, his kindness showed for his staff and the patients under his care. He loved to laugh, make you smile, and always tried to make others’ lives better. Charley was also much more than one of CASP’s most loyal supporters and advocates. He was part of the CASP family, and his compassion, kindness, and generosity will be sorely missed. 

Cheers to a life well lived. Thanks for sharing it with us.