Matrimonial Imprints with Knotties Frame and the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens

Photographer couple Ho Wan Jing and Zack Chen work together to capture the bliss of tying the knot. This duo seeks to showcase and strengthen the bond through physical imprints of memories.

In this interview, Wan Jing & Zack shares dreamy photos captured with the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens.

© Knotties Frame: Ho Wan Jing & Zack Chen

Please introduce yourself to the Lomography community and the readers of the Online Magazine.

I'm a Singapore-based photographer. My work generally revolves around engagement photography, portraiture as well as event photography. Together with my boyfriend, Zack, we like to create a light painting effect in our photography works.

Ho Wan Jing with the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens | © Knotties Frame: Ho Wan Jing & Zack Chen
© Knotties Frame: Ho Wan Jing & Zack Chen

How did you get started with photography?

Many years back, my brother bought and shared with me a compact camera - Sony Alpha NEX-5. Since then, I've been meddling with it, bringing it along wherever I go. And my passion for photography grew from there. Right now, I'm shooting with a Canon 6D.

How would you describe your style as a photographer?

I quite like the candid style. I like to photograph things as they come by. But recently, I've also started experimenting with various props and lighting tools to create foreground bokeh as well as photographic light painting effect.

© Knotties Frame: Ho Wan Jing & Zack Chen
© Knotties Frame: Ho Wan Jing & Zack Chen

What subjects do you particularly like to take photos of?

Couples. That's my top most favorite. There's always this unique chemistry within each couple which I hope to portray that through the lens. Also, not forgetting landscape photography whenever I'm overseas.

What would you count as your greatest achievements or favorite projects?

Having my customers coming back with great compliments is probably a very worthy achievement to me. (:

Digital or analogue? Does it matter which?

I like both as each has its own uniqueness. Digital gives the options of retrying and post-processing. Analogue may require more precise settings but it may just surprise you with a pleasantly unexpected turnout.

Can you tell us a little more about your Daguerreotype Achromat experience? Any interesting things you encountered or challenges?

It was absolutely fun and awesome! It never failed to surprise me with very beautiful effects after each shot.

Please choose your favorite photo(s) from the Daguerreotype Achromat shoot and tell us about the images, and why they’re your favorites.

© Knotties Frame: Ho Wan Jing & Zack Chen

I like the ones shot with the star-shaped aperture plate. The aperture plate created very interesting bokeh patterns, making the background sparkling to life.
Apart from the usual soft focus, I like how the lens could also create razor-sharp photos like the light painting photo.

What is your favorite feature or what do you like most about the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens?

I love the soft focus that the lens gives. Aesthetics-wise, the make of the lens was simply stunning.

For what kind of projects would you recommend the Daguerreotype Achromat?

The lens gives a very unique soft focus which makes portraiture the perfect type of project. Also, the option to use aperture plates with different patterns has given me great opportunities to create different effects in my photos.

© Knotties Frame: Ho Wan Jing & Zack Chen

Any tips for first-time shooters?

Don't think too much and shoot!

Any advice on how to fully utilize the Daguerreotype Achromat?

I would recommend trying out the aperture plates. The photographic effect is tremendously beautiful.

Do you have ongoing or upcoming projects that you would like to tell the community about?

I'll continue to pursue what I'm doing now - engagement shoots. And I hope to soon embark on destination engagement shoots in time to come!

© Knotties Frame: Ho Wan Jing & Zack Chen

written by Crisselda Robles on 2017-01-04 #gear #people #couple #singapore #dreamy #duo #art-lens #daguerreotype-achromat

Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

The world’s first photographic optic lens from 1839 redesigned to work with modern-day digital and analogue cameras and deliver the most unique ethereal aesthetics imaginable. Compatible with Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, and many more using adapters.

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