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I’m a full-time travel blogger & self-taught photographer who’s been stay behind the camera from 2009. Welcome to my photo blog! This is where I share untold stories, useful travel as local tips, secret photo spot, and inspirations from people I’ve met around the world. It’s a place to share my experience of travel,  photography, and life.

I grew up in a city with three thousand years of history, loves to wait for sunset on top of Jingshan Park (north of the Forbidden City) when the bell tower chimes loud and clear, and the pigeons take flight over the city’s rooftops. The walls there is brick red and drab grey, and the four seasons are separate and distinct. I received my first 35mm film camera as a gift from my grandfather who used to work at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, picked up a standard compact Canon digital camera from 2001, then the journey couldn’t stop.

I used to be a graphic designer before dedicating myself to photography. After 8 years in advertising, the combination of lifestyle and reportage was a natural development. I began my career as a portrait photographer, capturing images of people, weddings since 2007. I’ve been backpacking in Southeast Asian countries for three years.  I have photography more than 200 weddings, traveled more than 20000 kilometers, received job request around the world.  I met so many interesting people, experienced a lot of interesting things. As a matter of fact, travel tunes me to a magnetic field which to absorb quite experienced people around me, we travel and work together, becoming a friend, sharing joys. I love to travel, enjoy to capture timeless images that celebrate the cultures, people and places I visit. I was stunned by the first time seeing the effects of long-exposure image and time-lapse video. I like the feeling of it in a static and dynamic. I am crazy about long exposure and time-lapse photo. A wide range of photography experience makes me have new insights and passion. I started to shoot photographs in the city and enjoy the city breathing.

For more info please visit my portfolio: www.edichen.com

 

Have a camera, like to travel. A travel photography blog by Edi Chen