I am a Freelance Photographer, based in London. Food and restaurants are my speciality. I take on private and commercial commissions, my stock photography is managed through Alamy and Ingram Publishing.
My photographs have appeared across a range of National Papers including The Daily Telegraph, Metro, New York Times and Zeit ; and Magazines such as National Geographic, Delicious, Restaurant, Fire & Knives, Layer 7 and The Argus.
Email : kang at londoneater dot com
I picked up my first camera when I turned two, it was around the time my brother was born. In those days, my dad was busy building his business and my mum was busy documenting her two baby boys growing up. She knew nothing about cameras save for that it was a device which could help her store memories for life. Borrowing her sister’s then film SLR; she taught herself how to use it to photograph me. She developed the photos at the local lab in our hometown in Brunei and upon seeing pictures of myself, I was motivated to photograph my mum while she shot me and my brother. It so happened that my dad had a broken Kodak pocket instamatic camera which she gave me so I could pretend to take photographs. I didn’t know that the camera wasn’t loaded with film, so I still paid attention when framing images through the tiny viewfinder, not really knowing what framing really meant at that age. Somehow I would wait for some moment to appear before the finder and make my imaginary pictures. I would ask my mum where my pictures were whenever she came back from the photolab, she would simply smile at her baby boy. My mum photographed me everyday until my 12th birthday. I continue to be fascinated everytime I look in the viewfinder, hoping for something intriguing to happen.
All photography that appears on this website is created by me and is all rights reserved. If you would like to use my work please ask first.
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Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010. Filed under Blog.