Interview #407: Jaejin Hwang
Spontaneous snapshots from the everyday life of Engineering student Jaejin Hwang. Seems to have a thing for cats.
q: Give a short introduction of yourself:
a: I am Jaejin Hwang from South Korea, but currently reside in Ohio, US. I am a grad student in Engineering, and a freelance photographer.
q: Your images are candid and have a natural feel to them. Do you see photography as a form of self-expression? What do you want to show with your pictures?
a: I believe that invisible things are surrounding us, and if we capture natural moments, we might magnify this. Even though I am taking candid shots, most of my works are a from of documentary photos. I like to let people imagine or make a story from my candid shots, so sometimes, I used a metaphor to help this.
q: Does your education in Engineering influence your creative process?
a: I am not sure exactly how it influences my art works, but I expect that there might be some synergy effects going on.
q: Is there anything you miss about South Korea?
a: Family, food, friends, I think almost everything.
q: Photographic equipment?
a: I like to use an auto-film camera because it is easy to carry and good at taking snapshots.
q: Upcoming projects or ideas?
a: I am still working on my current project, Asleep. Besides that, I am waiting for a new idea.
q: Any new music to recommend?
a: I like to listen to old music, so I guess I am little bit behind of new music. These days, I am into the album, Magical Mystery Tour by the Beatles. It gives me a good surreal feelings, and hopefully it would influence my work too.