My name is Chen and I am a scientist and photographer. My general interest as a photographer is people photography, specifically street photography with emphasize 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.
Me, holding the Konica “Auto S” rangefinder, my Dad’s old camera. Photo was taken on December 1990 three weeks before “Desert Storm”, the US-Iraq war, took place.
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 exhibition is through my Instagram accounts @sqrpix (color) and @streetsketches (B&W) and my photo website: http://www.cgp.co.il.
Thank you for your visit and feel free to ask questions or to leave a comment.