Raymond Chin is a fashion and portrait photographer from Hong Kong. In this digital age, he still chooses to work solely on film, lending a nostalgic, poetic quality to his enigmatic images. We're proud to welcome him as one of our TEN AND ONE Awards Judges for this year.
Welcome to the Lomography Magazine. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Raymond Chin. I am a fashion and portrait photographer based in Hong Kong. I shoot my work on film.
How did your interest with photography start?
I started my photography in 2011 with a Lomography LC-A+. When I took my first photo I realized memories could be captured. Photography started to become a big part of my life. Taking pictures shouldn't be limited by time so I carry my camera with me wherever I go.
Photography isn't just about taking a picture but capturing the memorable moments. It actually changes my perspective of the world.
What inspires you?
I find resources of inspiration and creativity in my daily life.
What makes a good photograph?
There is no absolute answer on the qualities of a good photo. It is not about the perfect composition or exposure. I believe that a good photograph is one that causes some sort of emotional response.
Any advice that you’d like to give aspiring photographers?
You have to really care about what you are going to shoot, because you want someone to feel something when they look at the photograph. That could be happiness or sadness.
Meet the rest of the 2017 TEN AND ONE Awards jury.