Today we’d like to introduce you to Ivan Ng.
Ivan, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I came from Hong Kong, where I was born. Growing up, I traveled back and forth frequently, for college I went to Hawaii where a very different and even more diverse community exists. Throughout all these years, I have grown up experiencing many different cultures & communities which express creativity differently and have a different outlook on issues and other subjects. I can travel to Hong Kong, the States, or even Hawaii and “blend in” and act as a local no problem at all.
Growing up and being very familiar with the cultures of the East and West vastly influenced my creativity and how I approach art and aesthetics. In today’s “shrinking” world where anywhere seems not too far away thanks to the internet, I can adapt my photography and business acumens taking the best of East and West and immersing them together to create something I find truly beautiful.
It was in Hong Kong when my friends introduced me to photography, through the camera and lens my expanded world became even more expanded, there are so much more to see. And there are 1000 ways the same location can tell 1000 more other stories–and it is up to me to portray those 1000 different stories by capturing them using new techniques, and experimenting with different color, and light.
I became incredibly immersed in photography and decided to dedicate my life to it. Taking everything I’ve experienced and known through my journeys of life and create art out of that.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has been smooth–sometimes, I am happy that I got many friends who not only support but also inspire me. However, as I am determined to make photography a living, I have a rough road ahead since this is an industry often taken for granted.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Ivan Ng Imagery story. Tell us more about the business.
I am a freelance photographer! I specialize in many forms of photography, from the most commercial style of photography to the most fun, casual, mainstream, and abstract form.
What sets me apart is my exposure and experience with the international world. Being both a Marketing and International Business major, I combine the best of East and West to provide my clients with the best images to create not only the best impression to their customer base but also satisfy marketing and business objectives.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I am lucky to meet the friends that have inspired me to pick up a camera. My friends and their actions have lead to many connections that I would learn a lot from.
- Website: ivanngimagery.com
- Phone: 8583351623
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @tao033