actually i am a Potter not a photographer, but if you were to ask me how destiny or coincidence have affected my life, I think it is via photography. My family is not a big fan of photography. When I was young man, my father had only one camera, a Polaroid.
My first experience with photography was using his camera to take pictures of a catfish for a school project. When I was about to snap the photo, the fish suddenly jumped out of the bowl. I accidentally pressed the shutter and got a blurry picture of a jumping fish. The teacher loved it and said it was a perfect moment while my father admonished me for playing with his camera. The second time was when I started my art course. I had a very small camera which was leant to me by my German friend and subsequently I lost this in Kao-bin cave. But on that day, I actually felt the beginning of something. As soon as I came back, I bought a second-hand SLR and started experimenting with it. I then met a lot of new people and gained new perspectives which all affected my pottery works. Now, where would I be today if I didn’t lose my friends camera? I think photography is a matter of timing. It is about being at the right place, at the right time.