Chuck Staley was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up living in a series of small towns in the South. After High School he studied art at the Memphis Academy of Arts and electronics at Georgia Tech.
While in college Staley began working in television and never looked back, working first for local stations, then for the networks on the West Coast, directing countless hours of television and music videos. And then there were the six years at Television City, directing for Sixty Minutes and the CBS Evening News while writing a novel.
And when Staley isn’t directing TV, he’s in his California studio creating the thoughtful and painterly photo art for which he is becoming known.