Instagrammer Of The Week: Karen Ng

Photo of Remy Millar
4 January 2017

This week we talk to #CultureTripper Karen Ng from Hong Kong about why you don’t need to travel far to find your perfect picture.

© Karen Ng

CT: How did you get into photography?

KN: I started photography when I was 17. I was always into art and design, and learning photography let me capture everything I love from life to imagination.

CT: What inspires you?

KN: I was born and raised in Hong Kong and have been living in the UK for nine years. I get inspired from new model architecture, residential areas from HK, old architecture and street style from the UK. I love all the light and shadows and all the lines and curves of architecture.

© Karen Ng

CT: Has Instagram changed the way you photograph?

KN: Yes, I used to do street snaps, landscape and portraits. After using Instagram, I tend to take more pictures of architecture or minimalist style.

CT: Whose work influences you?

KN: Fan Ho is my favorite photographer from China. I love how he captures all emotions within black and white pictures. I especially like the collection he took in Hong Kong; through his eyes and lens, I see a totally different HK.

© Karen Ng

CT: What do you want to say with your photographs?

KN: I want to tell everyone that they don’t need to travel a long way to find a specific spot for photography. There are so many beautiful places to capture around us, so look around more in your daily life — there’s always something interesting happening.

© Karen Ng

CT: Among your photos, which is your favorite and why?

KN: I can’t really pick my favorite picture, so I’ll pick one that I like a lot. I like my picture with the Apple logo (see below). The reason why I like this picture is because it’s a candid capture. It was very lucky that I saw this when I was on my way to work.

© Karen Ng

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