My name is Chen and I am a scientist and photographer. My general interest is people photography, specifically street photography with emphasise on the human element, emotion, behavior and interaction with its surroundings. This blog focuses on the people photography in a documentary or candid style, not interfering and maintaining a “fly-on-the-wall” attitude.
My interest in photography started around 1990 with my Dad’s Konica “Auto S” rangefinder. I took this camera with me on family trips and even on several duty patrols when I served in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Later, I was gifted with an entry level film SLR which I used to learn photography by experimenting. Since then, my photography knowledge was acquired solely by reading photography books, participating in online photography forums and shooting a lot. While science satisfies my intellectual curiosity, photography fulfils my creative, imaginative and visual passions.
This blog is my digital dark room people / street photography exhibition, experimenting with compositions and techniques.
In parallel, my other online exhibitions are through my Instagram accounts @sqrpix (color) and @streetsketches (B&W) and my photo website: http://www.cgp.co.il. I have also a landscape photography blog called “The Outdoor Story“.
Thank you for your visit and feel free to ask questions or to leave a comment.