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 s a present.
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.
From photojournalist to magazine photographer, eight years of hard work has earned him great reputation and recognition within the industry. In 2003 , ManChingKC started to get his hands on all sorts of photographic challenges by establishing his own studio and becoming an independent photographer. His works vary from fashion photography to commercial projects and portrait shooting.
Light and shadow – a journey of self-cultivation
ManChingKC pays particular attention to the relationship between light and shadow. He strives his best to reflect this relationship by manipulating these two elements through his subtle yet conscientious observations. Among all categories of photography, ManChingKc is best at portrait and street photography. Through his camera, ManChingKc constructs himself a “Garden of Eden” frame by frame. “Walking down the street, observing all beings that surround the universe has always been a spiritual practice for me. The peacefulness and quietness within have always enlightened me of numerous possibilities and joy. I think, for me, this is what photography is all about.”