Bjorn Charpentier was born in a town near Antwerp, Belgium.
As a student, he attended the Narafi film school in Brussels, where he began developping his skills as a Director of Photography.
After graduating, he won a 'Best Cinematography’ award at the BIFFF festival.
This made him fall into the attention of renowed cinematographer and twice oscar winning: Jack Cardiff.
He was invited to follow a shortcourse cinematography and a 35 mm shooting class at the English NFTS where he was taught by Alec Mills.
Bjorn went on working as a camera assistant in many feature film projects. After five years of gaining experience and acquiring taste, he decided to prove himself as a Director of Photography.
Since 2007 Bjorn is working as an independent cinematographer. Over the past few years, he shot many commercials, short fiction projects and music videos. Some of his projects were selected for national and international film festivals. In 2010 the music video he shot for Belgian Indie Band Zornik won the ’Music Industry Awards’ and ‘the European Independent Film Festival’. He recently shot his first feature film as a Director of Photography.
Bjorn is a father of two and likes to eat carrots.