Charles Dilisio Photography

Capturing the Sensational Soulful Sublime

My goal is to share my love for the often overlooked aspects of the natural and man-made world through his growing series of photographs.  The subjects I look for may be as simple as a curious play of light on everyday objects to the bizarre architecture and bright, primary colors found at carnivals. 

A cursory look at the galleries shows my diverse interest in subjects.  From the exotic fire-hoopers at Santa Cruz Lighthouse Point to cityscape still life photos of South of Market, San Francisco.  I continue to push myself to bring a new view of the world to others.   I want to examine the relationships we create in our world and translate that into an emotion in the viewer of the photograph.

My professional life is as a technology consultant with over 25 years experience analyzing technology industries and markets.

My degrees include a M.B.A., from the Anderson School of Management, UCLA. and a bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude,  from Arizona State University with an emphasis on Quantitative Business Analysis.


charles Dilisio — about me

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover."

                                                                                                        — Mark Twain

What you should know




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Songs I shoot too

  1. 1. Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran

  2. 2. Love Like Crazy, Lee Brice


  1. Keeble & Shuchat Gallery: ‘10, ’11

  2. Saratoga Library: June/July ’11

   Juried - Featured Artist

  1. Saratoga Library: Jan. - Mar. ‘12


  1. Main Street Cafe: Oct. - Nov. ’11

  2. SV Open Studio:  May ‘12

  3. Mr. Toot’s Coffeehouse:  Dec. ’10

   Sept. ‘11, Sept. ’12

  1. Peking Duck, ’13


  1. Int’l Photography Awards: ’11 - HM

  2. Int’l Photography Awards: ’12 - HM

  3. Int’l Photography Awards: ’13 - HM

  4. Int’l Photography Awards: ’14 - HM

  5. One Shot - One World ’14 - HM

  6. San Mateo County Fair: ’11

  7. San Mateo County Fair: ’12

  8. San Mateo County Fair: ’13

  9. San Mateo County Fair: ’14