See the City through His Lens

Authors: Go Chengdu

2018-09-07

Gil Kreslavsky, a photographer from Israel, has settled down in Chengdu and set up a photographers club in the city.
What's the charm of photography? Well, you may get one thousand different answers to the question if you ask one thousand photographers. Yet, you can see the same enthusiasm in their eyes ― an expression of love for the art of beauty.
It is this enthusiasm that has brought Gil Kreslavsky to all the parts of the world and finally, to the city of Chengdu.
The Israeli photographer loves traveling and his photos are published in travel magazines, such as National Geographic, exhibitions and collected by private photo lovers around the world.
His story with Chengdu began last year, when he first visited the city and instantly fell in love with it, and later decided to start a new photography career here.
"At first, I just planned to spend one week or two in Chengdu. But the more I saw about the city, the more I liked it. Then I made up my mind to do something here."
And Gil set up the Chengdu Photo Club last November, the first international photography club in Sichuan, in cooperation with his friends,
Almost on every weekend, they would have shutterbugs in Chengdu to set off on photo-taking tours around the city and other places in Sichuan. Natural landscape and local lifestyle are recorded in their cameras.
Demos, lectures, training sessions and workshops are held almost every week, and members of the club enjoy the time discussing on themes, compositions and so on.
"I hope our club can help people take better photos, no matter what cameras they are using, smartphones, small pocket cameras or any other cameras. Everyone gets something in the Photo Critic, which will help them improve," said Gil. "In the beginning, the club only had a small number of members. Then, more and more people know about us and join our activities. People in Chengdu are so friendly and hospitable, I have to say."
Gil revealed his plan to develop the Chengdu Photo Club into the largest international photography club in China.
Yes, a city combining modernity and tradition perfectly, Chengdu never fails to inspire people to create good works.
To know more about the club, scan the QR code below:
(Photos are provided by Gil Kreslavsky)

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