Daniel Cheong is a freelance photographer, former instructor and lecturer for Nikon Middle East and Africa.
Born in Mauritius, originally of Chinese descent, his previous job in the telecom industry has made him travel and live in several countries, including France, the USA, Japan, Singapore, and UAE.
Daniel is a fan of technology and has worked in the high-tech industry; Daniel has a natural affinity for electronics and computing; hence the draw of digital manipulation is understandably strong. His technique involves blending different exposures of the same scene to extract the perfect dynamic range between dark and light areas.
This slight element of the surreal, or hyper reality often found in painting, is what Daniel is trying to achieve.
He is specialized in shooting cityscapes and landscapes. His Dubai cityscapes and fog shots have been publicized worldwide in media and magazines, including CNN, National Geographic, Practical Photography, and Petapixel.
Cheong is passionate about science fiction movies; he recently started creating ‘Cyberpunk’ image composites using his own cityscape shots. He is mostly inspired by the 1982 cult movie ‘Blade Runner. Daniel has provided workshop training to hundreds of people in Dubai and the Middle East and organized photography tours in Europe, Iceland, India, and Southeast Asia.
Books, Films and Exhibitions
Book: ‘Dubai Ambition and Inspiration’ published by Explorer Dubai.