Daniel "Chewy" Chui is a landscape and street photographer based in Santa Barbara, California. 

Originally from the Bay Area, Daniel earned his nickname at a young age. It began with a single Wookie growl during a murky phase of Daniel's childhood titled: Star Wars Obsession. And so, Daniel's schoolyard chums came to know him as Chewy, and the name would stick for many years.


Today, Daniel is a doctoral candidate in Iberian Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. There, he teaches Spanish and Portuguese to the Star Wars fans of tomorrow. Now, as Chuy (short for Jesus in Mexico), Daniel vows to clean the streets of sloppy conjugations and "me llamo es".

In his free time, Daniel travels the world with his three cameras: Ricoh GR, Canon 5D Mark III, and Canon 6D. Through his work he attempts to express his gratitude for the beautiful people and places that surround him.