Learned What Photography and Love Mean Through My Journeys
Becoming a photographer is just one of interests to the photo artist, Chi-Hao,Wei.
He is a lover of self-guided tour; entering the photography business is just to record each detailed story of his journeys.
His rigorous and careful personality creates the beauty of a tiny square space that impresses the operators of the major hotels.
He has held his photography exhibition and published his photography book as well; he uses the two-dimensional aesthetics not just to express his abundant and rich feelings but also to hit a chord with the visitors.
Generally, a travel photographer pays attention to taking pictures of tourist attractions.
In order to make difference with that, Wei pays attention to the visitors' feelings, such as his works emphasize on the features and textures of hotels for travel and vacation through the interactions between his family and the hotel.
When his new baby girl was four months old, he started his world journey with his family to visit unfamiliar countries, experience novel hotels, and discover each interesting ecology and culture around the world; then, his new-born baby boy came to this world, joined this family for worldwide adventures, and experienced top hotels.
In the process of world traveling, family members get closer to each other, have more calm and peaceful minds than ever, and feel more grateful to the grace from our mother planet.
Long-time Waiting Is Just to Capture A Dreamy Moment.
"The vacation mode starts as soon as we get off the plane." As it is independent travel, Wei pays great attention to each detail in order to capture the perfect picture of the journey. Hotels are one of favorite locations on his journeys; he places much importance on the quality of architecture, natural light and shadow, and the interaction and harmony between people and scenery.
Because the key focus is a visitor's perspective, he actually does not ask people to leave the field and wants to express what a real moment will be through the camera lens. Under this circumstance, he considers the composition of photographs and finds out the best sunlight in the early morning or in the twilight to capture the fantastic moment even it takes a long time to wait for the moment.
Long-time waiting is such a drag for someone else, but it's actually a pleasant task for him. When his wife and children become the models of photographs, they create not just amazing pictures but also the mutual understanding gets them closer to each other.
It is a tough task to capture kids' actions since the picture has to be natural; he has to snap photos with an extremely high shutter speed; in addition, for the single lens reflex camera, it is required to manually focus the lens that it makes the task harder. All these challenging tasks help him develop stable and high-quality photography skills.
While experiencing and enjoying foreign cultures and scenery, he gradually found out that journeys influence his family secretly.
As all journeys are family trips, all of them has to together face and solve the trouble and grow up from "learn by doing". Those life experiences will automatically develop the kids' empathy, self-confident and English communication skill.
For him, a Hygge lifestyle is a great change that it gives him the inspiration of photograph, builds a personal space for his soul to get rid of pressure, and makes him be much closer and grateful to nature.
"Traveling makes me love this world more." This is what Chi-Hao,Wei wants to express through his creations, and it will be worth even if you are the only person in the world who got touched by his photographs.
「Guest：A Solo Exhibition by Chi-Hao,Wei」
Location：The Mayor's Residence Art Salon
Dates：2019/6/15 ～ 2019/6/29
Organizer：Yii Cultural Enterprise