A B O U T
- New York City
- concert/event/street/portrait photography
- Contributor to: BrooklynVegan, We All Want Someone to Shout For, and Full Time Aesthetic.
- Current clients: The Bowery Presents, Live Nation, BAM, Kings Theatre, Symphony Space, AdHoc Presents, Pioneer Works, and BRIC.
- Past clients include: Variety, Knockdown Center, Brooklyn Made Presents, Songtrust, Rough Trade, Murmrr, Sonos, Blackwing, Live From Here, Cafe Carlyle, (le) poisson rouge, Brooklyn Museum, Savor Your Senses, Race Like A Girl, Little Water Radio, Animation Nights New York, and Out To See.
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.