Age: 55

City: Winston-Salem, NC

Country: USA

Profession: Attorney/Neurosurgeon/Photographer

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Dr. Charles Rawlings has plumbed the mysteries of the human brain, dived the ocean depths to photograph shells and fought for justice in medical malpractice cases.“I wouldn’t say I get bored easily, but I would say I need to stay constantly stimulated,” he said. “I don’t accept the mundane. I don’t accept the everyday. What I’m looking for is the extraordinary.” Rawlings is the founder of the Rawlings Law Firm in Winston-Salem, which specializes in medical malpractice and business litigation. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University and entered the world of neurosurgery. He returned to law school at the age of 40 and in the law, he found an endlessly fascinating field that allows him to learn something every day. “With the law, every new person who walks through the door has a totally different problem,” he said. There’s a different story each time.” But law and medicine only skim the surface of Rawlings’ many interests. In the early 1980s, he became certified to dive, and began photographing shells on expeditions to Mozambique, Indonesia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He published the results in the book, Living Shells, in 2011. A second volume of shell photography will be published soon. Rawlings latest exploration is a book about male-female relationships based on his experiences as a divorced man dating over the last few years.

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