Hsin Tai Liu
Member of the Month January 2017
I have lost my inner child on the streets. I think the city kept it somewhere; and I believe I will find it back with street photography.
Hsin-Tai has spent most of his life as a classical pianist, but has become a photographer in recent years. Hsin-Tai has been recognized for his extraordinary talents as a performer and instructor. He has competed in many international competitions, and won the first Place Award in the L. A. International Liszt Competition. Hsin-Tai has performed many concerts, where his still growing repertoire includes the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff. He is also a faculty member at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Given his musical background, his recent involvement with photography has drawn from much of the same inspiration. Hsin-Tai seeks to find the harmonic or dissonant elements in photography, and seeks rhythm out of the chaos of the streets. As with music, there is structure and rhythm behind the chaos, and he aims to capture it with his camera. Hsin-Tai’s photographic work was displayed at Gallery Nucleus at the invitation of Alhambra Source. He is a active member of the Taiwanese American Photographic Association and participates in their exhibitions twice a year. His work has also been featured during Taiwanese Heritage Month. He hosted the 2013 Regional Photographer’s Exhibition in collaboration with Max Photo Studio.