Hi everyone! Today we'll be starting a new segment featuring interviews from photographers I know. I get lots of questions from you all every day on how to take better pictures and the gear I use to do it, so I hope these will provide some interesting perspectives!
Name: Kevin Wong ( @kevinwonka )
Then: Hong Kong
Now: New York City
Occupation: Architecture Student, Full time Comedian, Part time Daydreamer
What are 3 fun facts about you?
1. I'm obsessed with covers of original songs
2. I have 4 nationalities
3. Winter is my favorite season
What first sparked your interest in photography?
In a search for a hobby during my transition into university, I picked up photography as an attempt to occupy myself in the course of the lengthy summer holiday.
If you could give someone just one photography tip, what would it be?
Make your camera a literal extension of the body. Bring it around with you wherever you go, and be ready to shoot when the opportunity presents itself.
What’s your editing strategy and what apps do you use?
I use Lightroom and sometimes with VSCO presets, but only to lightly touch up the photos. I try not to over edit my photos to the extent where it looks drastically different from the original image.
Who should we follow on instagram?
@kat_in_nyc, @kyle_yu and @takubeats
Their styles stray from the cliché and is constantly inspiring me.
I know you love to travel, can you tell us one of your favorite travel experiences in detail?
One of the coolest (quite literally) places I went 2 summers ago, was the Karola Ice Village in Tibet. It was a 6 hour jeep ride from Lhasa in the middle of August, and as we ascended the Tibetan mountains, the seasons change from Summer to Winter right before our eyes.
What is one place you’ve been dying to visit?
What gear do you usually use to shoot?
Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8
Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Nikkor 24-75mm f2.8
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8
Sony Alpha 7ii
FE 28-70mm f3.5
If money were no object, what would you be doing?
If money were no object, I would buy a time machine and go back and forth the temporal dimension, because frankly I’m bored of traveling in the 3 spatial dimensions.
(I wouldn’t change anything with what I’m currently doing. My current focus is the education I’m receiving, both academically and socially.)
What are your three favorite photos you’ve ever taken and why?
My favorite photos are the ones that have a sentimental memory attached to them, they don’t necessarily have to be aesthetically perfect either, whether it is the adventure that lead up to the photo, or a portrait of an important person in my life. They interchange as I take more photos.