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Instead of hyper-specialization, I chose a Renaissance approach to my life and work. Straight lines only lead to fixed conclusions. I used to worry about being a jack-of-all-trades — until I realized innovation comes from connecting the dots and fell in love with the beauty of doing.

I am a storyteller. For you, for me, for brands, and for those who need their voices amplified. I am dedicated to doing meaningful work with great people and to saying yes. Let me be your narrator.
— Chalie Grosso
 
 
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Adventurer


ADVENTURER. 

I didn’t know what I would grow up and become, but an optimistic fearless adventurer came as a surprise. I’ve traveled through 6 continents, 70+ countries, mostly solo; raced a small car from London to Ulaanbaatar, trekked in the Himalayas multiple-times, driven a Tuk-Tuk across India, survived a robbery homicide with Ugandan rebels and I’m hungry for more. The road is a way of life; the road is home. 

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Adventurer


ADVENTURER. 

I didn’t know what I would grow up and become, but an optimistic fearless adventurer came as a surprise. I’ve traveled through 6 continents, 70+ countries, mostly solo; raced a small car from London to Ulaanbaatar, trekked in the Himalayas multiple-times, driven a Tuk-Tuk across India, survived a robbery homicide with Ugandan rebels and I’m hungry for more. The road is a way of life; the road is home. 

 

The Mongol Rally. An Epic Overland Unsupported Road Rally with,
No Pre-Determined Route & No Support,
13,000KM,
14 Countries,
5 Mountain Ranges,
3 Deserts,
2 Continents,
The Only Woman to Complete the Race Alone in 2012.

 
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Photographer - Director


PHOTOGRAPHER
DIRECTOR. 

He puts a Hasselblad 501 in my hand. It was the first time I held a medium format camera. I looked through the ground glass and fell in love. I’ve been a professional photographer for over 15 years. I also tinker with short films, thousands and thousands of still frames knitted together. And I still get that that tiny jolt every time I look through a Hasselblad. 

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Photographer - Director


PHOTOGRAPHER
DIRECTOR. 

He puts a Hasselblad 501 in my hand. It was the first time I held a medium format camera. I looked through the ground glass and fell in love. I’ve been a professional photographer for over 15 years. I also tinker with short films, thousands and thousands of still frames knitted together. And I still get that that tiny jolt every time I look through a Hasselblad. 

 

Wok the Dog. A photo-documentary of food markets around the world. 10 years in the making, spanning 42 countries and 120 cities. The markers are a mico universe of that culture, township. The cuisine is a reflection of the national psyche. To understand a culture, you start with the food; to know the food, you start at the markets. The series has been exhibited worldwide and is forthcoming as a book. 

 

 

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Creative Director - Producer


CREATIVE DIRECTOR
PRODUCER.

Creative Director might be one of the coolest job titles there is, secondly only to an astronaut or professional hitman.  Sony, Air Jordan, JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi,  JC Penny, Target, Lexus, Toyota are some of the brands I’ve worked with. Dreaming “it” then making “it” runs in my DNA. Waiting for rain on an iceberg with seals? Done. A short film featuring the staff of the InterContinental in Kabul? Yes! 

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Creative Director - Producer


CREATIVE DIRECTOR
PRODUCER.

Creative Director might be one of the coolest job titles there is, secondly only to an astronaut or professional hitman.  Sony, Air Jordan, JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi,  JC Penny, Target, Lexus, Toyota are some of the brands I’ve worked with. Dreaming “it” then making “it” runs in my DNA. Waiting for rain on an iceberg with seals? Done. A short film featuring the staff of the InterContinental in Kabul? Yes! 

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Brand Consultant


BRAND CONSULTANT.

Leveraging in-depth global perspective spanning 70+ countries, across multiple industries for singular solutions and actionable insights. Creatively innovating ways to make meaningful impact is what I do for Brands, Start-Ups, and NGOs at re.define.

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Brand Consultant


BRAND CONSULTANT.

Leveraging in-depth global perspective spanning 70+ countries, across multiple industries for singular solutions and actionable insights. Creatively innovating ways to make meaningful impact is what I do for Brands, Start-Ups, and NGOs at re.define.

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Writer


WRITER. 
Story & story-telling is the invisible thread that connects the dots of my life. A story that moves is magic --- transfixing, transporting, transmuting ---- propaganda at its best. Travel, food, and culture are my beat and my writing has appeared in Maker, Creem, The Express Tribune, Yahoo Travel, OTPYM and more. Below are a few of my favorites, for more, head over to SpyTravelogue.

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Writer


WRITER. 
Story & story-telling is the invisible thread that connects the dots of my life. A story that moves is magic --- transfixing, transporting, transmuting ---- propaganda at its best. Travel, food, and culture are my beat and my writing has appeared in Maker, Creem, The Express Tribune, Yahoo Travel, OTPYM and more. Below are a few of my favorites, for more, head over to SpyTravelogue.

Drowning in Lust in Stone Town. 

It all started with Richard.

I walk into the dive center for the first day of the four-day PADI course in Stone Town, Zanzibar. At the sight of Richard, dormant desires are jolted awake and I am in trouble...

Fixation. Addiction. Obsession. 

At a cafe table in Piazza San Marco, I anxiously turn the box of matches around and around between my thumb and ring finger while gently holding on to a single cigarette. I impatiently wait for the seasoned waiter to bring out the double espresso before I strike the match and take that first inhale...
 

Barefoot Cafe

Lunch hour. Girls from the offices near by fills the blond wood cafe, their credentials dangle from lanyards around their neck. They sit, share a few things, order a colorful beverage and hang out until its time to return to their desks. They never order coffee...

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Art Gallery Director



ART GALLERY DIRECTOR. 
I make art. Some of the coolest people I know make incredible art. In the sweltering summer of 2010, co-founding a contemporary art gallery to showcase emerging artists doing work that is about this moment in the zeitgeist made sense to us.
 

Baang + Burne is a gallery for the new elites, for the hackers, builders, tinkers and makers. Click here and I will invite you to our next pop-up show. 

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Art Gallery Director



ART GALLERY DIRECTOR. 
I make art. Some of the coolest people I know make incredible art. In the sweltering summer of 2010, co-founding a contemporary art gallery to showcase emerging artists doing work that is about this moment in the zeitgeist made sense to us.
 

Baang + Burne is a gallery for the new elites, for the hackers, builders, tinkers and makers. Click here and I will invite you to our next pop-up show. 

Baang + Burne presents, Harpoon: Insular and Universal, a two city show by artist Joshua King.

Sophia Wallace talks about her latest installation work, CLITERACY: 100 Natural Laws. Cliteracy is a new way to talk about citizenship, sexuality, bodies, democracy and more. 

Dominic Sanson is very concerned with US foreign policy and the use of drones. He is one of the most provocative artist on our roster. 

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Possible Spy


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Possible Spy