Based in Los Angeles, Peng is often on the move for both work and pleasure. With a portfolio spanning predominantly portraiture, documentary, and landscape photography, he strives to immortalize the beauty of the present moment. Be it a bent tree in the Joshua Tree National Park or the simplicity of a Monarch butterfly resting on a car, a calmness pervades his work, one that reminds us of the visual delights waiting to be found, even in the mundanity of life. “You can say photography is superstitious, but it’s all about luck too,” he tells us. Below, he discusses the story behind some of his images, providing a thoughtful account that injects warmth into seemingly any subject matter.