Vivian Peiwen Chen // 陳培雯

  • Born in Keelung, Taiwan
  • Raised in Westford, Massachusetts
  • Matured in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Currently living in Oakland, California with her husband, Len and tabby cat, Osiris
  • Wedding and portrait photographer
  • Shoots with Nikon, Fujifilm XT-1, iPhone 6s & Galaxy S5
  • Took her first photo at age 3 and 11 months
  • Collector of maps, house plants and rocks
  • An avid rooibos tea drinker
  • Finds foggy beaches much more interesting than sunny ones
  • Appreciates a well-told story, a perfectly timed joke and good conversation
  • Missed a flight once because she was hanging out with Norwegian ponies (and would do it again in a heartbeat!)
  • Prefers fruit for dessert and loves eating mangoes, guavas and lian-wu when in Taiwan
  • Despite fine art drawing and oil painting classes as a child, still only knows one way to draw an elephant
  • All time favorite movie? Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Interviewed by Hashtagged Podcast
  • An Instagram Suggested User and Tiny Atlas Quarterly ambassador
Photo by  Sarah Deragon  of  Portraits to the People
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
— Henry David Thoreau