“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible” – Oscar Wilde

Who am I?

My name is Sharon Chen. I am a natural light and lifestyle photographer based in the New York City area.

I like using photography to capture fleeting moments. All of those little things that happen each day that make people smile, laugh, cry, and reflect. As a result, my style tends to be more directed rather than posed. I want to put subjects in situations where they can express themselves naturally! To me, a great picture should embody a feeling, as opposed to just being a visual recording of what happened to be there at the time.

What's in my bag?

I carry a Leica Q and my trusty Pixel phone most of the time when I'm out and about. You never know when a picture worthy moment can happen!

For more serious photography work, I also carry a Nikon D750.

My glass covers a gamut of focal lengths. I have zooms at the wide angle and telephoto ends, and primes in between. Most of the time, I prefer shooting with primes. Currently, this includes the 16-35mm f/4G, the 28mm f/1.8G, the 50mm f/1.8G, the 85mm f/1.8G, and the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G. My favorites to use are the 85mm for portrait photography (it produces beautiful bokeh), and either the 28mm or the wide angle zoom for landscapes.

I also own a set of Lee filters, a Nissin flash, a couple of reflectors / light modifiers, and a tripod.