Chuck Wyrostok ventured into photography while in high school in New York and scored front pages on several NYC dailies before he was eighteen.

Before he knew it, he was awarded a Best-In-Show award by NPPA'S Press Photographers Association of Long Island and began shooting commercial and corporate assignments for in-house publications at NY Telephone, Long Island Lighting Company and others.

Based in West Virginia now, he shoots editorial and commercial work for national magazines, colleges, and trade magazines. But his first love is recording the mystery and wildness of Appalachia. He says "people outside West Virginia would be surprised by the rich fabric of mountain folk. Shockingly frank and quietly strong. People with grit, attuned to survival."  His depictions of Appalachian life have appeared in several West Virginia State Juried Exhibitions and he was featured recently in the “50 States” issue of Photo District News.

Wyrostokąs photographic odyssey has deepened his outlook  and tenacity for “getting it right”. Clients call on him now for his ability to weave seasoned vision and years of experience into refreshing, story-telling images.

A show of recent black and white work is in the works.