Yuping Chen is an underwater photographer to watch over the next few years. With her diverse subject matter, well-balanced portfolio, and a calendar filled with speaking engagements, this former lawyer is taking her case to the sea, and is producing results that will win over the hearts and minds of even the most cynical of persons.
But what strikes me most about Yuping’s work is her use of composition in conjunction with the moment. Her timing is on point and her framing is interesting. And what the viewer is left with is a thoughtfully constructed image with a real sense of being present while Yuping was shooting.
A reef squid following Yuping’s torch and dancing in the dark, Anilao, Philippines
A curious blenny, Grand Cayman
Sapsucking slug, Tulamben, Indonesia
Lembeh seadragon, Anilao, Philippines
Pygmy seahorse, Anilao, Philippines
Eel bornella, Malapascua Island, Philippines
Ghost goby on a tunicate, Lembeh, Indonesia
Sperm whale, Sri Lanka
Jellyfish Lake, Palau
Yuping making last-minute adjustments to nail the perfect shot, topside
For more of Yuping’s work, we encourage you to visit her official Facebook page.
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