To listen to an interview with photographer Hoyin click here
Originally from Hong Kong, Hoyin immigrated to Canada. Struggling with the language and fitting in, he resorted to his creativity and ultimately photography to find his voice and express himself.
I connected with Hoyin over a year ago to invite him to be part of the ‘Photographer’s Series’, a project I started when I was hosting and producing ‘The Artist’s Lifestyle’ radio show on 93.3 FM CFMU. At the time I was planning on doing a full radio series interviewing photographers about their creative process and their professional journey. Through the various twists and turns of life, I emigrated from CFMU into my own thriving business as an artist and Soul Art teacher.
Since so many of the interviews had already been recorded and so many creative photoshoots were already taken, I decided to create ‘The Photographers Series’ as a blog series. So over the next few weeks I’ll be posting the interviews and images from ‘The Photographer’s Series’.
I volunteered myself as a model to be used in one of Hoyin’s creative photographs. I did this because I wanted to have the experience of working with him so I would feel prepared for our interview, and of course I wanted to be part of an amazing creative vision.
Hoyin transformed me into a ghostly alien-like figure, which is how I imagine he must have felt coming to Canada.
There is a certain kind of isolation to his work as well as a deep mystery that intrigues me.
Since moving to Canada Hoyin has become quite resourceful in finding what he needs to realize his visions.
For our photoshoot he connected with Mario and Cherie Pia Grassa a husband and wife hair and makeup team to transform me into the white person.
During our interview Hoyin shares his challenges as a photographer and his creative desires.
To listen to the Photographer’s Series interview with Hoyin click here
To learn more about Hoyin visit his website at www.hoyinsiu.com