New Norm Magazine
I am Kitty, a Hong Kong-based Content Creator, and a minimalistic photography enthusiast. With such passion, I very much am gravitated towards delivering a whole new perspective of what is behind the lens and eliminating the stereotypical ones we often see on the Internet. I also take delight in having different perspectives in the context of creation that helps others create at a higher level.
Where are you from / call home?
I was born in Hong Kong. I grew up partly in Nigeria and Hong Kong. They say home is where the heart is. I say Hong Kong is an irreplaceable home.
What are some simple pleasures that you’ve rediscovered during the coronavirus pandemic?
My best way to stay sane is to be experimental with my style of shooting these days. My images do not usually involve portrait but in this pandemic, I broke out of my comfort zone and created a series of conceptual images.
Embracing slower living
How have you and your creative process changed?
I reckon the key to my changed creative process is becoming a minimalist. The transition was not easy, I have to admit, but due to the changed lifestyle, I unconsciously implemented it into my images. It becomes apparent as I went through the archives and saw the change in myself. There's a saying that "Less is the new more.". I cannot agree more with it.
What are some of the things that have changed in your country as a result of the pandemic? What is the new normal?
Masks and sanitizers have become the air that we breathe. Our essentials game is upped as a result.
Travel from home
What was your favourite destination and why?
It would be my third trip to Kansai, Japan. On the practical front, my boyfriend and I were brushed up on our GPS game thus we could roam around the cities freely. We were familiar with the commute and had better management in time. This is one significant factor for me as I am prone to chase natural light when shooting. On the exploration front, I am more of a fan of museums and art islands.
What are some of your most memorable moments during the trip?
The moment I set foot in Rei Naito’s minimalistic installation “Matrix” at Teshima Art Museum – where the beauty of art and architecture unite. Droplets of water emerge from the floor and the moving droplets meet to form a spring. The cycle repeats itself. I perceive the installation as a resemblance of life. I was emotional. I had a deep thought on how amazing life is and how living things strive to survive yet give purpose to one another. “Matrix” is the perfect example of “Less is the new more.” and it did blew my mind.
What does travel give you that everyday life doesn’t?
Sore muscles. Too many places to explore – too much to see. The sorer the muscles, the higher tendency I love the place.
You have an unlimited travel budget for 24 hours, where would you go?
I would love to revisit Paris. I cannot retrieve anything from my long-term memory probably because I was too young and I was not a photo enthusiast back then. My vision would be at another level and it would be a profound opportunity to practice my super rusty French.