I love photography, but I don't work full time as a photographer; and yet, I consider myself a good photographer. I am a Canadian living in Vancouver.

I was born and raised in Hong Kong. In 1982, I came to Toronto as an international student. My goal was to pursue a university degree. At that time, I planned to return to Hong Kong upon graduation and to start high school teaching. I earned my university degree no problem, but I didn't returned to Hong Kong. I settled as a citizen in Canada. Of course, it didn't happened overnight! 

I shot with film when I was a teenager using my father's Rolleiflex SLR camera. But the true  journey began in the year 2000 when I pursued a doctorate at Columbia University, New York City.  As a young professor soon after that, I felt the need to do something else in my spare time other than academic. I re-picked up photography.

I was trained as a classical pianist since 6 six years old. I also play guitar and am blessed with a good singing voice. That installs in me an appreciation of various artistic expressions. I attained at a high level of intellectual articulations, but I haven't forgotten arts.

To me, photography is an art form that inspires imagination, provokes justice, and it invites us to fall in love with the world. It is a spiritual practice, an interpretative art, and it has no fixed boundaries. It is about ways of interpreting the world and the art of telling stories. 

I began with landscape photography, then ventured out to do portrait. In recent days, I lean toward street photography as this genre comes closer to my academic training in cultural and educational studies. Yet, I haven't settled in one genre. And I don't see the need to. I love monochrome photographs, and consider it artistically pleasing. But I am not ready to give up colour work, especially cinematic colour look.

Over the years, I have used different cameras. Nikon was my first love. But I am shooting primarily with Fujifilm.  

The photographs here were taken with Nikon D90, D800, D850; Fuji XT20, XT3, XT4, XH1, 100V and GFX50R.

My current camera bodies: Fujifilm GFX 50R, Fujifilm XT4, Fujifilm 100V.


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