Charlotte Rainville, also known as jailli, is a Montreal-based freelance photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, and aspiring filmmaker. She is also a second-year Photography major and a Psychology minor BFA student at Concordia University.
Rainville views experimenting with the mixture of photography, art therapy, cinematographic photo direction, and psychology as her life’s purpose.
Creatively, Charlotte focuses on storytelling portraiture, prioritizing to make those she works with feel confident, educating herself on human Psychology, and challenging her depicting and understanding of others' selfhoods as well as her own. Formally, her practice revolves around creating eccentric, light-and-minimalism-focused scenes, and having a cinematic, post-production-heavy photojournalistic approach. Conceptually, although Rainville loves working with anyone, she most often photographs Gen-Z men and women in staged environments, sometimes nude, thematically representing them under the lens of mental health, self-perception in contrast to the perception of others, vulnerability, and entraide.
In the past 4 years, as an artist, Rainville has exhibited in Canada and Malaysia and has received several awards, such as two Peter Gonda Scholarships (2018-2019), an ILYSM artist commission prize (2021), and the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards Portrait Prize (2020). She has also been featured in Femme Art Review, Vogue, Sunstroke Magazine, Hip Hop Québec, and Nightlife Montréal.