ManChingKC was born and raised in Shek O, a tiny coastal village sitting on the southeast tip of Hong Kong Island. Having first developed an interest in painting when he was a teenager, ManChingKC later fell in love with photography at the age of seventeen when his brother-in-law gave him a camera as a present.
A self-taught success
Without any financial support to study in a college or professional academy, ManChingKC inevitably had to learn photography through continuous reading and extensive practice. Photography was merely an interest at the beginning, until one day he met John Fung, a notable news photographer at that time. ManChingKC showed his work to Mr. Fung for appraisal. Not only was the feedback very positive, he was also encouraged to practice his skills and polish his talent by first becoming a photojournalist. ManChingKC was later recommended to work in a newspaper office. Since then, he has decided to pursue his career on photography.