Qin Chen

Videography. Photography . Motion graphics.
Newsroom visual storytelling nerd stuff

Sunday afternoon poker at grand central mall. Cash only. #poker #sunday #afternoon #sanJose #lategram
Sunday afternoon poker at grand central mall. Cash only. #poker #sunday #afternoon #sanJose #lategram

Sunday afternoon poker at grand central mall. Cash only. #poker #sunday #afternoon #sanJose #lategram

Fishes lined up accordingly in seafood stall at Maxin Market in Vietnam Plaza. #seafood #viet #sanJose
Fishes lined up accordingly in seafood stall at Maxin Market in Vietnam Plaza. #seafood #viet #sanJose

Fishes lined up accordingly in seafood stall at Maxin Market in Vietnam Plaza. #seafood #viet #sanJose

Customer bargaining in fish department at Vietnam Plaza. #grandCentralMall #sanJose #fishMarket
Customer bargaining in fish department at Vietnam Plaza. #grandCentralMall #sanJose #fishMarket

Customer bargaining in fish department at Vietnam Plaza. #grandCentralMall #sanJose #fishMarket

Philz coffee, a chill college coffee hang out place around downtown San Jose. The kind of place that you would take granted as I a chic kid but miss it dearly after graduation. The Barista hiding behind the order table here. #vscocam
Philz coffee, a chill college coffee hang out place around downtown San Jose. The kind of place that you would take granted as I a chic kid but miss it dearly after graduation. The Barista hiding behind the order table here. #vscocam

Philz coffee, a chill college coffee hang out place around downtown San Jose. The kind of place that you would take granted as I a chic kid but miss it dearly after graduation. The Barista hiding behind the order table here. #vscocam

Mercury News Move

This Friday, Sep.26, 2014 is the last day of operation of the old San Jose Mercury News building. The Newspaper is moving to a new downtown office, leaving the 50 years old building to a tech company.

Newspaper building is always full of ink and intelligence. The Mercury newsroom and the mechanical room of the printing facility have been home for some people for more than thirty years of time.

I picked up my camera to capture a few frame to memorize a place that is relatively new to me.

Here is to the old times. 

It’s Monday, I am in a mood for some throwback editing. Here is a quick snippets of last week’s lion dancing group practice without the lion head. 

I have got to know a local Lion Dance group lately. They are a group of lovable crowd that cherish the community. I am fortunate to capture a few frames during this weekend. The relationship is expected to be continued. 

Charcoal and fire.
Charcoal and fire.

Charcoal and fire.

Boy blowing off Mid-Autumn lantern at the end of park festival. #sanjose #norCal #mid autumn
Happy Mid-Autumn to all. 中秋快樂.
Boy blowing off Mid-Autumn lantern at the end of park festival. #sanjose #norCal #mid autumn
Happy Mid-Autumn to all. 中秋快樂.

Boy blowing off Mid-Autumn lantern at the end of park festival. #sanjose #norCal #mid autumn
Happy Mid-Autumn to all. 中秋快樂.

Lion dance team exiting Kelley Park at the end of Mid-Autumn festival. #sanjose #lion dancing #mid autumn
Lion dance team exiting Kelley Park at the end of Mid-Autumn festival. #sanjose #lion dancing #mid autumn

Lion dance team exiting Kelley Park at the end of Mid-Autumn festival. #sanjose #lion dancing #mid autumn

The kind of sunset that put a smile on your face.#visco #sanjose
The kind of sunset that put a smile on your face.#visco #sanjose

The kind of sunset that put a smile on your face.#visco #sanjose

Martial Arts is the perfect blend of control and release. Masters maneuvering the inner strength and peaceful mind to reach the state of balance. It’s a moving work of art that I grew up with and benefiting from it every day.