Lionel Tan

For me, photography // videography is about the story — what's at stake, who are the characters, what are their relationships/shared experiences. My exploration takes place at the interstices of these questions. 

I have a bias for natural lighting and close framing of subjects. And when stark emotion juts from the frame. 

Armed with a simple camera, backpack, and a desire to perfect my craft, I have travelled Latin America, Europe, Northern Africa, and Asia. 

I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Creative Writing and Spanish. 

Currently based in San Francisco.