About Me - Mike Chu

Michael Chu Photography

Los Angeles based photographer

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Hello! Thanks for visiting my photography page!

I've always had a passion for photography from a very young age. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic 110 my dad bought for me and I would take that everywhere and shoot anything that moves.  It didn't matter whether I had film in it or not!

That drive would eventually lead to my first film SLR, my Nikon FE-2 in high school.  That lead to shooting for my high school's newspaper and taking over one of my parent's closet to make it into a dark room with imager!

It wasn't until 2009 that I would rekindle my passion for photography.  Sure, I've had a digital camera here and there throughout the years and took ten of thousands of photos when my son was growing up but there wasn't a drive like today.  I was fortunate enough to work for one of the major cosmetic companies in the Los Angeles area in their Finance department.  I started travelling every February and September with their Pro makeup team to New York Fashion Week to document the backstage and runway shows for designers such as Betsey Johnson, Alice & Olivia, Lela Rose, Elie Tahari and others.  I was blessed to be part of the action for 6 seasons in New York.

That passion since hasn't diminished since!  Photography has become an integral part of my life.  I enjoy meeting others that share that passion to create something awesome!   Please take a look at my portfolio and I would love to have the opportunity to work with you in the near future!

My Portfolio

How to reach me:

Email: info@michaelchuphotography.com

Mobile: 626-533-1952

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