Name: Steve Chong|
Born: 12, September 1965
Marital Status: Single
How I started
I have never been interested in photography prior to October 2001. It changed when I voluntarily took up an assignment to develop a homepage for
my home town, where I utilized my humble 'point & shoot' camera to capture the
local images. Like any beginner, the standard of the photos left much to be desired.
Thus begun the journey of an inspiring, interesting and philosophical quest for better photography. The process involved started from the inspiration, to the
intense attention and concentration required before pressing the shutter followed
by the eager anticipation of the final print.
I read extensively on anything to do with photography and art. After reading the
series by Ansel Adams, my smouldering passion for photography was fueled further. His dedication for perfection in photography truly amazed and inspired me.
I bought an entry-level Canon EOS/88 SLR camera and before long I discovered
that my needs have outgrown this faithful camera. After much research and with
due consideration of my budget, I finally upgraded my gears to Canon EOS/1V plus a few more lenses and accessories.
Updated: 12, September 2003
I found I spent too much time dealing with scans images, particularly the grain produced. As far as conceptual photography is concerned
especially those demand instant feedback, a digital camera came in handy. With
this in mind, I acquired a Sigma SD9 and a couple of lenses. It helps my work a
great deal, I have became more productive and effective.
Updated: 12, July 2004
I have always been impressed with the quality produce by medium format cameras.
Large film, excellent detail, sharp and amazing tonal range. After much
consideration, I bought a Mamiya RZ Pro II with a fisheye, 90mm lens and quite
recently a 250mm lens.
Next stop: Large format.
About my work
At this time I am concentrating on still life photography. I find it
fascinating where the photographer has to come out with a composition from the
genesis of an idea. It is a challenge to
both the photographer's creativity and technical skill.
Updated: 23, February 2003
After more than a year into experimental photography, I have found a comfortable
niche in conceptual and surrealistic photography. Creating an idea and
turning and seeing it materialize is such an exciting process. It is like pointing the camera
into the real world but shooting my sub consciousness.
It is not what you see, but the way you see it.