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About Deviant Artist Daniel ChuiMale/United States Recent Activity
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Butterfly Beach, Santa Barbara :icondchui:dchui 21 17 Hiwot 2 :icondchui:dchui 3 2 Hiwot :icondchui:dchui 4 5 America The Beautiful :icondchui:dchui 3 0 Day Worker :icondchui:dchui 1 1 City Hounds :icondchui:dchui 5 5 Daydreamer :icondchui:dchui 3 0 Protective Sister :icondchui:dchui 1 0 Briana 3 :icondchui:dchui 2 1 Train ride with Grandma :icondchui:dchui 3 3 Man feeding his son :icondchui:dchui 6 2 Barbie Legs :icondchui:dchui 1 1 More San Francisco Trendiness :icondchui:dchui 0 0 Peek :icondchui:dchui 2 0 Seals are overrated :icondchui:dchui 3 5 Japanese Tourists :icondchui:dchui 0 1


Nadal I :iconleigh787:leigh787 2 2 Hotter 'N Hell Hundred :iconsublimebudd:SublimeBudd 373 168 W for Wasp. :iconsaturninus:saturninus 174 220 Nero-Devil May Cry 4 :iconjo-chen:Jo-Chen 14,458 755 Manusferus :iconmantrastic:Mantrastic 795 127
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Hey Bro, What's in the cup? :iconcarthaki:carthaki 1 2
visa pour l'image :icongoodbyejulia:goodbyejulia 98 12 Stone Father Paragon Path :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 2,087 126 Gillur :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 5,013 431 Commission Example :iconsweetcheeks12354:Sweetcheeks12354 50 23 ..oh crap :iconsublimebudd:SublimeBudd 460 347 Lake Wichita :iconsublimebudd:SublimeBudd 1,687 579 Feeling Winter :iconfraeulein:Fraeulein 327 96 Sun Fishing :icongilad:gilad 820 316


Hey folks!

Today I took a day-trip to the Mission District in San Francisco with my friend and fellow DAer Kasi ( The goal of the day was to shamelessly turn peoples' most candid, private moments into a definitive statement about the depth of my humanity (isn't that what all Deviant artists do?).

I wanted to share with you guys the proofs of the day's work. I have deleted many of the obvious failures, but most of the images are still there. For me, it has always helped me more to see the original photos in their entirety than the cropped and edited final product. Hopefully seeing the originals of the shoot will be useful to somebody out there :).

As an artist, I want to put my best foot forward and only share my very best work. But as someone who is forever a student and always seeking improvement, I hope that by showing my "dirty laundry" I can elucidate the overall workflow and methodology that ultimately produces the final product.

Technical info:

All photos taken with Canon 5D and either 35MM F2, 50MM F1.4, or 85MM F1.8 USM.

Some example shots:




Paco Gomes

Color Proofs:…

B&W Proofs:…

- Daniel Chui
  • Listening to: Sucker MC's 2007 - SFDK
  • Playing: No video games, argh!
  • Eating: Melon


Daniel Chui
United States
What can I say? I love people and I hope that my work shows it. I am 23 going on 24 and live and work in Palo Alto, California. I'm always looking to meet and learn from photographers in the area, so if you are nearby please send me a note!

Current Residence: Palo Alto
Favourite genre of music: Rap, Romantic period piano
Favourite photographer: Henri Cartier Bresson, Greg Gorman, Sebastiao Salgado


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lawblz2000 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Hey there! I’d like to invite you to join :iconuniversalartists: ‘s contest. Read more about it here: [link] . Thanks and have an awesome day! (:
HogansPhotos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing and inspiring photography work Daniel!! :D
manyfingersau Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjoyed your gallery and like the stories that go with the pics!
Briana 1 is a lovely shot
dchui Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Thanks so much for your feedback!!!
katherinetucker Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
beautiful work! so many great moments and expressions captured
dchui Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Thanks so much Katherinetucker :)
C-Law Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009   Photographer
You are back! looking forward for your newest shots!
dchui Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Thanks C-Law!!!
tomm1995-photography Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009   Photographer
Hey take a look at mine gallery:
maybe you could ad me to yours deviantWATCH :+devwatch:
(and maybe I will add you too:D)
rimabean18 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
I love the new photos!! they're great!
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