By Aaron Chang
Last week I showed you a photo of me photographing whales in Tonga…
After editing my photos, I can honestly say that that experience was one of the highlights of my career!
Not only did I interact with one of the most majestic creatures on earth, but the people I traveled with were an amazing crew. (Thank you Kurt Miller for making this possible!)
So today I put together a short slideshow of my images to show you.
I’d love to know your thoughts. Have any of you ever swam with the whales before? Tell me about it! If you haven’t, put it on your top 10 list of things to do before you die. For sure.
Thanks for being a part of my world!
Aaron Chang & Crew
PS – The Headquarters gallery grand opening party date has been moved to Saturday, November 23rd. Saturday gives us all a little more time to relax and enjoy! Put it on your calendar… Invitation coming soon.
By Erika Chang
Last month, Scripp’s Hospital in Encinitas chose Aaron to be their resident artist for the new Wellness Wing of their hospital. We are truly honored to be a part of creating a healing environment for their patients. Scripp’s will be featuring many of the local pieces hanging in the gallery.
Stop by this weekend to see the collection and to view Aaron’s new piece (above), Cardiff Delight! I think the joy and beauty speaks for itself.
Last week, Aaron and I were in Tonga with Kurt Miller’s wonderful film crew for The Current (www.makeahero.org.)
Aaron swam with the whales and had one of the most incredible experiences of his life!
Stay tuned next week for Aaron’s slideshow and collection of new imagery from Tonga…
(Yes, that is a photo of Aaron with the whale!)
Don’t forget to save the date for our new gallery opening downtown on November 17th at 7:00. Evite to come soon…
Thank you for all of your support. It means more to us than words can express.
It’s that time of year when the light starts to change — it’s more intense, sharp and clear.
In the gallery, I get asked a lot about the rich and intense colors of my work.
Check out my video blog about the magic of this season and how you can get some of your best shots this time of year:
One of my backyard success stories, Perfect View, was captured in this magical light. Click below for the story behind this shot:
Stop by and say hello next time you’re in Solana Beach!
Aaron Chang and Crew
415 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
PS – Interested in purchasing this print for your home or office? Call us at the gallery for details: (858)345-1880.
PPS – Thank you for all of your kind words about our new gallery being built. BTW, here is a view of the construction live cam (in case you’d like to see the plaza.) We are so excited!
Yesterday someone asked me what’s been going on — they haven’t heard from me by email lately.
Sorry about that! I’ve been running hard and fast to make what I’m about to tell you happen…
On November 17th, we will be opening our second gallery in downtown San Diego in a new luxury waterfront plaza under construction, called the Headquarters!!
So mark your calendars for our grand opening party on November 17th! I want to you to be there to celebrate this with us! Without your support, we never would have had the courage to make this leap of faith.
As our way of starting the celebration early, we are going to be rolling out our Grand Opening Program. If you purchase any 3′ piece or larger limited edition in the month of October, we will gift you a free eco-square (or more depending on the size!)
A heart felt thank you to all of my friends and fans for making this happen…
More to come next week — promise!
Aaron Chang & Crew
Sometimes when you take on a project, you really have no idea what lies ahead…
but you dive in anyway and shape what you see by creating images. In this case, I made my first film, Mission Rwanda.
It was a simple documentary about a group of high school students who set out to help an orphanage in Rwanda, yet were transformed by the joy they experienced from the people who seemingly had nothing.
What was supposed to be a 20 minute marketing piece, turned out to be a 90 minute documentary. Along the way, people were transformed. Eyes were opened, hearts were softened and perspectives (which are really the most powerful road map in life) were changed.
We submitted the film to the Apex awards and were happy to see that last week we won the Apex Award of Excellence!
Thanks to Tom Bennett, producer of Mission Rwanda and headmaster of Santa Fe Christian schools and to Barry Yee, our tireless editor. Thanks also to those of you who came out to the premiere last November.
For those of you who live far away, I wanted to send you a photo of our new gallery window. We have four new custom surfboards that are getting a lot of interest.
There’s lots more to see inside… so come by and say hello! We would love to see you. ~ Aaron
Some images come and go with time, while others endure…
It seems like black and white shots have been getting a lot of attention on my Instagram (@theAaronChang) and Facebook fan page (Aaron Chang Gallery) lately, so I thought I’d tell you a story about one of my favorites.
This happens to be one of the iconic wave pics of my career.
It was one of the biggest days I had ever seen hold a swell at Pipeline.
Click above to listen to this minute story of the first Surfing magazine cover to be published without a surfer.
By the way, I’ve got some exciting news I’ll be sharing with you in the next couple of weeks! Just waiting to get all of the pieces in place first.
(The photo below is a hint!)
Come by the Solana Beach gallery and say hello!
~Aaron Chang & Crew
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