‘Expressions, serendipitous, emotional, urban, beautiful, RAW, present’ … that’s what Stephen Chu says … Having lived in the USA for many years, this Toronto native returned to his hometown of Canada in 2016. As a well-traveled, past photography club event organizer he considers himself a lifelong student of the world. Unafraid and willing to try everything at least once he’s a foodie at heart loving all that is ethnic and diverse. He has a tremendous observational love for all of humanity’s quirks, foibles’ and emotions – what surrounds and encompasses society, something we call life. Purest in the sense, through his mind’s eye, he clicks at the RAW, as it happens and documents the moments that whispers in the wind. His compassion for those who possess less exceeds his own passion for reality. Ultimately he strives to imbue into his images a sense of humanity and through many years of continual training, honing his skills and practicing through the lens. As he journeys on this train, he’ll continue to strive and capture in his mind’s eye, the world and it’s never ending rotation we call life.
Camera Gear: SONY A99 24.3 MP FF and Sony A77 24.3 Mp APS-C
Lenses: SONY Kit Lens 16-50 mm f-2.8, SONY 70-200 mm G Len f-2.8, SONY ZEISS 24-70 mm Vario-Sonnar f-2.8
SONY ZEISS 85 mm Planar f-1.4, SONY HVL-F58AM Flash
Gary Fong Collapsible Lightsphere
Current Location: Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.chu.9822
Best Achievements & Exhibitions:
1st runner up in a photo contest put on by The Wong Dai Sin Temple, a modern sacred space housing a dynamic Taoist community.
Walter Magazine – Raleigh North Carolina’s life and soul, covering the arts, culture and it’s people – 2013 / 2014