Chandler's interest in photography began in Japan, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Shortly afterward, he earned a certificate in photography at the New York Institute of Photography. Travel photography was an early interest since by the age of 19 he had traveled around the world twice.
His interests in the arts range from classical guitar to photography. He has played in the Franklin Guitar Ensemble and has won awards for his photography, including several from the Northern Indiana Arts Association.
He lived in Germany numerous times, including a yearlong post-doctorate and a sabbatical studying classical guitar.
“I'm attracted to the margins, to what I miss perceiving in the bustle of schedules, appointments and deadlines,” Chandler said. “Influences like Zen Buddhism and monastic spirituality are prominent in my recent work; I am learning to perceive through my senses rather than through my thoughts, expectations or assumptions.”
His work will be on exhibit from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays Nov. 5 through Dec. 4. Admission is free.