A pioneer of astrophotography in Korea, Kwon O-chul! He is an avid follower of astronomical wonders whose photographs move the hearts of countless people, even those who aren't at all interested in stars.
This star gazer has made many notable achievements after leaving his job at global firm in Korea to follow his passion and become an astrophotographer . He became the first Korean ever to have his photographs featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day and even signed a contract with National Geographic. His photographs can be seen in middle and high school textbooks and he was the one who captured the brilliant aurora shown in the mobile phone commercial, starring Lee Byung-hun. That's not all! He is also a member of The World At Night (TWAN: www.twanight.org) comprised of 33 of the world's most famous astronomy photographers.
Kwon O-chul has had a keen interest in nature and the universe since childhood. After falling in love with the study of astronomy, he began pursuing astrophotography after entering university. He had to learn the photographic techniques mostly on his own, but he had a natural gift in this particular field and eventually went on to hold solo exhibitions by the time he graduated from university. His passion for stars not only drove him to success as a photographer but also led him to the love of his life and now-wife whom he met through an online club formed by star gazers.
Tune into The INNERview for a special interview with Kwon O-chul, who will share his philosophical view of astronomy that's bound to trigger your interest in space and celestial bodies and give you tips on how to capture stunning astronomical phenomena on camera!