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April 11, 2014

Meet The Mobile Photographers: Part Three

Continuing our series on the mobile photographers whose work is now up at our exhibition, we’re thrilled to introduce Maurice Li and Alex Strohl, the two co-founders of Stay+Wander, both of whom curated these works for the space.

Name: Maurice Li

Instagram: @maurice

Maurice Li is a curious photographer and entrepreneur who was born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver. He spent a great deal of time on airplanes in his formative years, and the ensuing experiences have left him with a life-long thirst for travel.

While many know him as a photographer fluent in natural landscapes, his favorite photo subjects will always be architecture & spaces.

His father put a camera in his hands at a very young age and he hasn’t put it down since.

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Name: Alex Strohl

Instagram: @alexstrohl

Alex Strohl is a Madrid-born, French photographer. From a very young age, Alex has constantly changed scenery, going from his home in Madrid to the southern coast of France and further on to the northern chills of Quebec and Vancouver, Canada. It’s this ‘traveling around that has informed his style of photography.

Despite conquering great heights in the form of cliffs and mountains around the world, Alex is actually afraid of heights. He also doesn’t like airplanes.

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