Entry Title: "Bodie, after the gold rush"
Name: Chen-Yu Hsiao , United States
Category and Expertise: Historic|Landscape, Professional

Entry Description: Bodie was built in 1876, boomed from late 1877 through mid- to late 1880. After gold rush, Bodie was abandoned, and now it's a state historic park. Bodie is a living history also a witness of the gold rush.

About the Artist:

Chen-Yu is from Taipei, Taiwan. Chen-Yu graduated from Chung Yuan Christian University with a BBA ( Bachelor of Business Administration ) in Management Information System ( MIS ). He was pursuing his MFA in Photography at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.  Chen-Yu is a highly skilled photographer with a very unique perspective on photography. He travels frequently and also loves movies, much of the inspiration for his photots comes from these two interests. He likes to combine several elements together and create images that people rarely see. Chen-Yu is also an accomplished photoshop retoucher, and he uses a lot of photo montage techniques and also has good skills at catalogueing image files. As he majored in Information Technology, he is quite well versed in the use of computer software and technologies such as DAM (Digital Asset Management). With this background, he is able to learn the latest digital technology quickly in order to manage and edit large amounts of images. This background helps him to communicate with clients and save time for both.