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Daniel Cheong Photographer

I spend my life looking through the lens of a camera and I like to think that I’m seeing the world slightly differently - my goal is to change the way people see the everyday. I love architecture and I’ve been shooting cityscapes for the past seven years especially from rooftops in Dubai.

My goal is to change the way people see the everyday

The Dubai Marina has been my main photographic playground – it’s fascinating to see how it is evolving. It has become one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes; I never get bored of shooting there. I started to shoot in the Marina around six years ago and watch the evolution of the cityscape there, has been fascinating. I love searching out new vantage points and coming back to shoot the location from a different perspective.

It has become one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes; I never get bored of shooting there

I owe a lot to Dubai for my photography, it is an iconic, architectural marvel and as the city develops and evolves, I am always finding new material to shoot. My focus is a combination of high dynamic photography and motion controlled time-lapse. Both techniques are really about altering reality and giving people a new perspective, and Dubai has such a variety of architecture that looking at it from a rooftop, especially at night, is like watching huge jewellery that sparkles from every angle.

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