Gillian Wong of MISSBISH takes a few moments to chat with rising photographer Ken Lee. In the excerpt below, the two touch on various topics – from orgins, inspirations and his unique vision. Read more below, and don’t forget to check out the photography.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: I currently live in Gwangju, South Korea. A good base for me is where you can have access to interesting places and a good network of friends around you. Also, it’s a place where you are constantly inspired and challenged to grow as a person. Living in a place where there is no challenge frightens me.
Style: It’s really hard to pinpoint my style, but I guess composition wise, I am really drawn to ‘clean’ photos. When I first started out I came across some photographers who were able to capture lifestyle themed photos. It really intrigued me because I usually thought ‘good photos’ were only of exotic destinations and bursting with color. The fact that nowadays, people can take something so minimal and make it so powerful, makes me want to try it out as well without having to spend a fortune on flight tickets. I enjoy shooting wacky architecture the most, and interiors. The more unique it is the better!
Equipment: My gear is very simple. I only use a Canon 5D MkII with a 50mm lense. I also use my iPhone 6 quite often. Mobile camera technology is so amazing these days. Post editing wise, I use Photoshop Lightroom, Snapseed and Vscocam on my phone.
Photography is all about capturing that moment. What’s the secret?
I think it depends on what type of photo you shoot, but I guess the secret is patience. You might end up having to do several takes in order to get that one photo you have imagined. If it’s street photography, you might end up waiting at the same spot for an hour to find that right person and the right place at the right time.
Read the rest of this interview here.