PPAC interview after winning several awards in Asia
1. How many years in the photography industry?
2016 marks my 39th year in photography.
2. Why you join the photography life in early start?
As early as I could remember I loved to draw. During the early 1970's I admired the people who created colorful psychedelic posters of music icons. But the problem was I couldn't draw well. When my father gave me his Olympus camera I was thrilled. Photography gave me a chance to express my creativity in a whole new media that didn't require drawing.
3. Any happiness or sadness would like to share with us in the past years in the photography life?
I cannot think of any sadness in my career as a photographer right now. I always associate photography as a fun thing in my life so everything I do photographic, I try to make positive, exciting, and fun. From choosing equipment, taking pictures, doing darkroom work, to post processing in photoshop, and later on teaching, and sharing.
4. How to have more ideas and creative inspirations and let you create the beautiful image?
This is a very good question. One that I am always asked by many. I can write a book about this and this is a very good topic for a seminar. I have narrowed down the answer to 4 words. The acronym for the 4 words is IMAC which stands for Invest, Mentor, Attitude, and Claim. But those words are not what they seem. I have to explain in person in detail.
5. Any words would like to share/say after got the prize?
I am a small percentage of the winning equation. A big percentage of my winning image(s) are the people and the team behind the images. Without them there will be no image. These are the people I want to acknowledge and thank.