Andy Chen is a photographer currently finishing his last year of school at Cornell University while working as an Assistant Photographer for Cornell's Architecture, Art, and Planning department's Communications office. Outside of the university, he also photographs live music events for Ithaca Underground. Andy has taken photography courses at both Cornell and ArtCenter College of Design and is working on two photography books from both Rome, Italy and Chongqing, China respectively.
I love how powerful images can be as a vehicle for story telling. Half the fun is experimenting with angles, compositions, and lighting at a shoot and then the other half of the fun is in post production to ensure that the final image does the moment captured justice. Seeing my clientele happy with the photographs they receive is the greatest joy any photographer can ask for.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many portrait shoots, lectures, concerts, models/products, and architectural photography. I always try to imbue a sense of the atmosphere of the moment in my photographs and do so through an expressive and intimate usage of light to freeze special moments in time.