Another Monday again… and it’s time for another interview. This time my guest is Eva, an amazing photographer, who blogs at Photos from Hong Kong. She has a great eye and captures the unexpected. So many times I’ve seen a picture on her blog, of a place that I recognise (or think that I do) and then she’s shot it from a different angle or light, and it looks totally different from what I’ve seen.
I also love that she experiments with different cameras and settings – and even uses her own pinhole camera! That’s very impressive Eva.
Let me ask Eva a few questions about herself and her blog:
Describe your blog in one or two sentences
I take mostly 35mm photos of Hong Kong and places I visit like Japan or Europe. I don’t write much, apart from the occasional outrage :P
What made you decide to start a blog?
I always used flickr but it is really ugly there now, so I’ve started a small blog. Also sometimes I build these little pinhole cameras and I made a tutorial on how to make a shutter for them and I thought it would be nice to share.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Just wandering around the city really; and traveling.
What has been the highlight of working on your blog so far?
Having some of my photos included in the HK city guide of The Guardian. They even paid me, wooho!
What do you like to do when you are not working on your blog?
I have a one year old son, so I spend most of my free time with him. I also like to read, make bread, hike, stuff like that.
What three tips would you give to someone visiting Hong Kong for the first time?
1.Don’t expect any great sights, just walk around and soak in the atmosphere and eat!
2.Go to the Peak when it’s clear, don’t take the Peak Tram, bus or taxi is fine and walk up to Victoria Garden instead of the mall/viewing tower thing.
3.Go hiking in Sai Kung Country Park or Lantau
What are your top three favourite blogs?
That’s difficult. I always check out http://smittenkitchen.com/ or http://honestlyyum.com/ when I don’t know what to cook. I like http://www.lettersofnote.com/ . I wish people would still write letters to each other. I also read some photography blogs here and there, but nothing in particular.
[All pictures in this post belong to Eva at Photos from Hong Kong ]
PS: Missed a previous interview with a Hong Kong blogger or expert? Check out my series here.