In June 2009, Charles released his first solo publication, a collection of photographs from Houston's Westheimer Street Festival. The book is called "West Fest: Portrait of a Street Festival", and contains over 400 pages of full-color photos spanning over 15 years of festivities. It is available from Blurb publishers by way of his web site,

In October 2014, Charles released his second solo publication, entitled "The Shirt". This collection, too, is published by Blurb.

His photographic works are also in print in the volume "HIWI - The Book", available on Four photos he submitted for a Houston-themed photo contest were selected for publication in this collection.

Photos from Charles have twice been featured at Lawndale Art Center's "The Big Show", an annual summertime juried art competition. The show selects approximately 10 percent of submissions for display; in 2007, there were over 1,000 submissions.