Taken during one of my recent trips to Taiwan. I was in the art district of Taipei, walking past this gallery. I looked to the side and saw this window of an gallery space and all the people inside. I was really taken by the moment and thought the image in front of me really speaks to a part of my struggle in life with self-identification and how I always just find myself unable to fit in anywhere completely, either culturally or socially, like I'm always just on the outside looking in, at a world that I don't belong yet desperate to be a part of.
Author: My name is Kalen, and I’m a lifestyle portrait and wedding photographer. I officially started pursuing a career in photography back in 2008 by working for a portrait studio in Los Angeles. I started my own photography business under the brand of Photo Kronology in the summer of 2010. In 2013, I expanded my business beyond a home-based operation and set up a physical studio in Pasadena, California.
In 2014, I was featured in Style Me Pretty magazine for a Boho chic themed wedding I shot at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, CA. Later that year, I placed 2nd in the Take Your Best Shot photo contest held by the RangeFinder Magazine under the category of maternity portrait.
I’ve always loved traveling and I enjoy travel and street photography immensely. In 2015, I decided to put more emphasis in exploring my passion in other genres of photography as well. Just recently, I had 4 of my photos selected by different galleries around the world to be featured as a part of their exhibitions.