Yik Keat - I Think the Ability to Freeze the Frame and Make Flashbacks, Movies in Your Head Is So Beautiful (Photographer)

Yik Keat


Digital Mobile Photography was my go to for the first 3 years and it definitely helped me to compose and frame better after. Picked up my first DSLR with all my part time earned money and snowballed from there.


1. Tell us something about your Background and Journey.

I actually studied Aerospace which was super different with what I am doing now and it all started about 7 years ago where I got interested in taking photos and also started using Instagram, where most of my work can be found now. 

Digital Mobile Photography was my go to for the first 3 years and it definitely helped me to compose and frame better after. Picked up my first DSLR with all my part time earned money and snowballed from there.


2. What inspired you to become a Photographer?

I think the ability to freeze the frame and make flashbacks, movies in your head is so beautiful. A picture truly speaks a thousand words.


3. Which Subjects or Frames attracts you the most?

Super cultural and local subjects, things with stories and a meaning behind it.


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4. How would you define a Perfect Shot?

There is no perfect shot, but as long as you look back years later and still have a second look at it again, with something to tell in the frame. I would say that is an amazing picture.


5. What is the most challenging part of being a Photographer?

Definitely unstability. On days you have lots of jobs while on some you don't. You have to work hard for it and it doesn't come easy.


6. Who is your favorite Photographer and Why?

I don't actually have a favourite photographer, I like to mix and match every thing. It can range from food (which I don't shoot) to raw street portraits.


7. What advice do you have for aspiring Photographers?

Get a mentor who has been in this industry for a long time, they will provide you advices which sometimes you cannot even find online.


8. Which is your favorite Book and Why?

I'm currently reading a book called, 'The subtle art of not giving a fuck' and I absolutely love it. It's straightforward and tells us along the lines of how we should place our 'fucks' or worries at the appropriate places. Maximising optimism and recieving pessimism with grace.


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Interviewed By - Serene Ingle

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