Born in Chengdu, China. Grew up surrounded by bamboo groves, green rice fields & spicy food. Went to college & grad school studying Computer Science and Cognitive Sciences. Was once fascinated by the pursuit of understanding human behavior, emotions, and seriously considered a research career.
Came to US in early 90's and got a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Worked as engineer in Silicon Valley specializing in digital imaging. Quit the computer job in 2003 to pursue photography as a freelancer.
Discovered over time the passion for life in visual arts. Envision a dream life of trekking the world, interacting with different cultures & people, documenting their diversities, and sampling their cuisine.
Attracted to the peacefulness; harmony in nature, human dignity, emotions in portraiture, and art; history in architecture, an interest complimented by an architect wife.
Very thankful to this world for the endless beautiful things to explore and many decent human beings to interact with.