About

Jiyang Chen New York City Portrait PhotographerI am a New York City and Reno-Tahoe based portrait and commercial photographer.

I am drawn to photography through its powerful storytelling capacity. Coming from a music background as a classical concert pianist, I am sensitive to the spectrum of emotional depth that can be found within the performance of a piece of music, a way of painting with sound on the blank canvas of silence. Similarly, I see a photograph as that canvas for capturing the broad palette and nuanced brush strokes of my subject’s story and emotions. It is an opportunity to capture moments that signify human experiences much larger than the moment itself. Every client of mine has a story to tell, and I pride myself on unearthing that story and capturing it in the process, from initial conception to the final realization.

For bookings and rates, please send me a message.

Notable Client List:
Diana Damrau
Thomas Hampson
Stephen Hough
René Pape
Alice Coote
Elsa van den Heever
Luca Pisaroni
Michael Fabiano
Pentatone Music

Publications:
Vanity Fair España
New York Times
Gramophone Magazine
Maxim
Scherzo Magazine
Financial Times
Chicago Tribune
The Guardian
Strings Magazine
St. Louis Magazine
Boston Globe