Growing up in Hong Kong with parents who never owned a camera, Kin got his first lens from a flea market when he was 17 and started shooting seriously a few years later. Kin moved to Vancouver at age eighteen to attend the University of British Columbia where he studied Print Media and Theatre Production and graduated in 2011, having taken a hiatus in his third year to spend time in Paris.
Kin has been inspired by photographers such as Rinko Kawauchi, Anders Edström and Mark Borthwick but it’s clear in looking at his work that he’s an admirer of painting and his compositions and use of colour have been influenced by artists as diverse as Chinese Impressionist painter Liang Tongxiu and Wayne Quinn. Vancouver-based painter Gordon Smith, whose depictions of the natural world around him hover between abstraction and representation, have also affected the way Kin views landscape.
Having been working commercially in fashion realm for a few years, Kin now splits his time between Los Angeles