She developed her own technique of painted photography, using it to give back to numerous charities such as The Talk Institute, Humanity and Hope, Generous Coffee, and The Covenant House, as well as doing pro-bono pieces for individuals in need. Her art has been featured by Fox News; Deck Studios in London, England; Tidal Magazine in Australia; The Inertia; and National Geographic's Steve McCurry's Tribute Art Archive. Out of entries from over eleven different countries, two of her paintings were selected as finalists for Fusion Art Gallery's International Online Juried Art Exhibition.
In addition, Carly worked to establish Art for Love City after Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the Virgin Islands. Through this, Carly sold all of her existing paintings and collaborated with country music star Kenny Chesney to paint some of his favorite photographs from the Islands, with all proceeds benefiting Kenny Chesney's Love for Love City Foundation. She had the honor of living and volunteering in St. John for several months after the storms, documenting the work of the Foundation and assisting them in rebuilding homes and local businesses.
I bring moments to life; and life brings moments to me.
- carly long
Carly has done portrait photography for notable musicians from different genres, reality TV stars, and more. She has assisted renowned photographer Heather Hazzan on photoshoots for Elle Magazine's Personal Style Awards, Glamour Magazine's feature of television host Rachel Maddow, and Glassbook Magazine.