Daniel-Cheong

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DUBAI

DUBAI WILL ALWAYS BE MY HOME. I MEAN I COULD'NT BE PROUDER TO ANSWER “YESSS THAT DUBAI, YAH…BORN AND BROUGHT UP THERE..AND YAH IT REALLY IS THAT AMAZING” WHEN ASKED ABOUT MY BIRTHPLACE.

SO WHEN THESE PHOTOS SHOWED UP, BY DANIEL CHEONG, I WAS JUST BLOWN AWAY. CURRENTLY LIVING IN DUBAI, HE CHOOSES TO TAKE HIS PHOTOS FROM VARIOUS HIGH POINTS IN THE CITY AND PLAYS WITH EXPOSURES UNTIL HE GETS THE RESULT HE WANTS. 

IT’S JUST STUNNING.

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Daniel Cheong (Mauritius/France) - Dubai Fog

‘Straight out of the camera’ is a concept which I am not familiar with. I don’t pretend to show reality, but an idealized version of it.

Daniel Cheong was born in Mauritius, originally of Chinese descent, and French by nationality, currently living in Dubai. He has always loved photography, but only became serious about it when he bought his first DSLR in 2006. He then aimed to perfect the technique of Digital Blending, which consists of manually blending multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range, while trying to keep a very natural look and avoiding the common mistake of many 'overcooked’ HDR images. This slight element of the surreal, or hyper reality often found in painting is what he is trying to achieve.

Daniel Cheong is a 'rooftopper’, he finds the city most appealing when it is shot from the highest vantage points, and specially at the 'Blue Hour’. © All images courtesy of the artist

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