International Academy of Design and Technology, Toronto
About Shirley Kit Ying Chan
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Shirley graduated in advertising design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto. Upon returning to Hong Kong after graduating, she started working in the television broadcast industry.
Her love for photography began around four years ago when she bought her first DSLR camera. Since then, she has been seeing the world and everything around her as a photographer.
In September 2013, she decided to fulfill her dream of photographing the Northern Lights, and resigned from her job as a motion graphics designer, at a company she had worked for more than 16 years. During her European adventure, she traveled around, visited many museums and self-studied photography. She also volunteered at work camps in Germany and Iceland as well as stayed with local European families in Switzerland and Austria for a couple months. During her time in Europe, she enjoyed capturing people and decisive moments with her camera.
All of these experiences ultimately made her journey unforgettable. Today, she continues to learn photography at home, capturing life moments around her.