So, Nikon or Canon?
Nikon! But the real story is because the first SLR camera I received was a Nikon film camera I inherited from my grandfather. It was the first thing he bought when he came out of the Cultural Revolution in China.
What kind of gear do you shoot with?
I’m primarily a film shooter and only recently made the transition to digital. I now shoot with a D80. Click here for a peek inside my camera bag.
What does the “Y” stand for? Kinda makes you sound like “e-vay chan”
Ha. Fair enough. The “Y” is the initial for my middle name, transliterated from Chinese. And no, I’m not telling you what it stands for. Not without a cookie.
How did you get started?
I’m still very much an amateur, but I took up photography in high school messing around in the dark room and really got into it in college when I began to travel. I have a ton of really amazing friends involved in everything from producing plays on Broadway to starting NGO’s in Laos. Being around them gave me the perfect opportunity to document the experience.
Which countries have you visited?
Thanks to parents who love moving, I’ve lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, Canada (Toronto and Vancouver), Italy, and New York.
I’ve traveled to: China, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Laos, Panama, Cuba, The Bahamas, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Prague, Germany, Spain, England, Austria, France, Australia
By plane, mostly.
I kid. But really, if there’s a will, there’s a way. I traveled almost exclusively as a student and it’s become almost a necessity. Traveling is what gives me perspective, and I learn more about myself and the world this way than from any book. There are inexpensive ways to do it – and almost always lead to better adventures.