Hello, my name is Ellen and I am an Asian American woman. I'm a freelance photographer based in New York City.

No, Qbertplaya (kyoo-bert-play-uh) isn't my actual last name. I'm like the little orange creature from the '80s video game who jumps around a lot.

You can find examples of my recently published work here.

I picked up a camera due to my lifelong devotion to music. I found inspiration in concert photography and learned how to use a camera as a tool to capture the emotion and the energy of a specific moment.

I've shot performances in people's living rooms, on sidewalks in the streets of New York, DIY spaces and venues that hold a few hundred people, for 3-day festivals with multiple stages, and in places as large and legendary as Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden.

I also write reviews and have hosted a radio show, and have DJed at weddings, birthday parties, and festivals.

If you think you've seen me before at a concert, you probably have. 📷😀

Portrait courtesy of Edwina Hay.

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