Photography

 

When I was a kid, I enjoyed taking family pictures with my dad's Canon AE-1 and Konica Autoreflex TC. I bought my first camera, Canon EOS 33, after college. However, I did not become serious about photography until after my first trip to the Yellowstone National Park in 2003.

Form, shape, and contrast are the main themes in my photographic work. Like rhythms in music, they can be constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed in infinite ways. It is this infinite possibility that attracts me the most when making photographs.

Music has been my passion since my childhood; nature and landscape always fascinate me; playing sports helps me relax and stay focused; and logical and analytical thinking is something I can’t live without. They all contribute to or inspire my work in some way. Yet none of them alone would make the creation of my work possible. I create images to learn about myself as well as learn about the world. Sometimes I try to reflect a sense of emotional detachment; other times, I just make it fun or simply beautiful.

Artistic expression and technical excellence are equally important to me. Not only do I like to explore different type of photography, I also like to try new techniques or technologies. That’s how I keep my mind fresh and creative.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Photo Exhibition

100state Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
January - August, 2017

Formation

Gallery 800 UBD, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
May 2nd - October 3rd, 2014

Decomposing

Sunroom Cafe & Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
March 5th - April 15th, 2012

Decomposing

Steenbock Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
January 4th – February 3rd, 2012

Group Exhibition

CODAawards Exhibition

Octagon Museum, Washington D.C., United States
March 23rd - October, 2017

Honors and Awards

Honorable Mentions (11)

International Photo Awards, 2016

  • Wisconsin State Capitol
    - Professional - Architecture : Buildings Category
    - Professional - Architecture : Other Category
    - Professional - Architecture : Interiors Category
    - Professional - Architecture : Historic Category
  • Elements
    - Professional - Nature : Landscapes Category
  • Early Bird
    - Professional - Special : Night Photography Category
    - Professional - Nature : Landscapes Category
  • Madison Star Trails
    - Professional - Architecture : Cityscapes Category
  • Overture Center for the Arts
    - Professional - Architecture : Buildings Category
    - Professional - Architecture : Other Category
  • Stay Cool
    - Professional - Nature : Other Category

First Prize

Ansel Adams Gallery National Park Photography Contest, 2009

Professional Society Membership

Associate Member

American Society of Media Photographers
American Society of Media Photographer Logo ASMP Architecture

Professional Member

International Virtual Reality Photography Association
International Virtual Reality Photography Association

Equipment

Cameras

Cambo WRS 65th Anniversary Edition
PhaseOne IQ 140 Digital Back
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS 80D
Sony A7 Mark II
Panasonic LX-10
Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Lenses

Cambo Rodenstock HR Digaron-W 40mm f/4 Tilt/Swing
Canon TS-E 17mm L f/4
Canon TS-E 24mm L f/3.5 II
Canon EF-S 10-22mm STM IS
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 ZE
Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA
Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX Fisheye Lens for Canon EF

Tripods and Support

Gitzo G1227
Gitzo GT1544T
Arca Swiss C1 Cube
Oben BE-117T

Lighting

Profoto B1 500 AirTTL
Profoto RFi Softboxes
Profoto OCF Beauty Dish
Profoto Air Remote TTL-C
Profoto Air Remote Transciever
Avenger C-stands
Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlights
Yongnuo RF 605 C

Others

Sekonic L-558 Dualmaster Meter
Various bags and filters
Pelican cases

Software

Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Lightroom CC
Capture One Pro
PTGui