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Awesome Photos Of Charleston To Soothe Your Homesickness

Awesome Photos Of Charleston To Soothe Your Homesickness
May 2020

While we’re all doing our part, staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, four photographers transport us to the local places we love and miss

Many of us sheltered at home have been daydreaming of brighter days when we can return to our favorite places—from the beach at sunrise to downtown rambles at night. Until that time, four local photographers transport us through their inspiring shots of the city we love

A Perfect Morning: Sunrise on Folly Beach

Daydreaming by Billy Ellison

Inspiring beach and waterway vistas

About Billy: A Charleston native and former arborist who works as a resident physician specializing in anesthesia at MUSC

Known for: Dramatic Lowcountry landscapes in dynamic color, however he has just launched a black-and-white fine art collection

Giving back: A portion of the profits of prints sold on his website support MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Find him: @billy_ellison;

See more of Billy’s photos here.


A row of palms mirrored in a pond on Kiawah Island.

Reflections by Doug Hickok

The play of light and dark in Lowcountry scenes​

About Doug: Professional photographer and owner of Hue and Eye Photography and Design, with his wife, Becky, since 2001

Known for: His ability to capture color and light, often with an eye for poetic composition, as well as a treasure trove of Charleston stock photography, including images of the Historic District and the surrounding Lowcountry

Find him: @hue_and_eye_photography

See an expanded gallery of Doug’s images here.


(Left) The alley of Bangkok Lounge on King Street: “It’s dark and seedy like you’re in a European alley,” says the photographer. “I love the colors; it makes for some great selfies with friends after a night of karaoke.” (Right) Berlin’s at King and Broad streets on a wet night

Night Lights by Vincent Bobo

Nocturnal strolls downtown​

About Vincent: From a family of artists, including his late father Vincent Bobo Sr., he has lived in Charleston since age two and works as a bartender and manager at Cane Rhum Bar and Caribbean Kitchen on East Bay Street.

Inspiration: “To capture things the way that I see them; appreciating the beauty of a simple but complex flower or the way that the streetlights illuminate the wet street”

Find him:; @vincentjbobo

See more of Vincent’s photos here.


In Season: The circa-1800 Timothy Ford House on Meeting Street, or as some affectionately call it come spring, “The Wisteria House”

Bloom Town by Kim Graham

A glimpse of peak flower season in the historic district ​

About Kim: Professional photographer and mother of three

Known for: Charleston architecture and city scenes, as well as weddings and family portraiture

Her top spots for great flora: Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place, as well as Hampton Park—“It’s a local gem planted by master gardeners so that something is always in bloom.”

Find her: @kimgrahamphoto

To see an expanded photo gallery of Kim’s images, click here.