I met the Photographer Inki Kang at his photography studio in Gangnam. He was with his, now, wife, the French designer Sandra Meynier (first interviewed person in the Q&A in Seoul project). In his former background you can find Science Studies before he decided to go for Design. At some point, he found out what he really enjoyed and opened the studio BONE with his colleagues. In Sandra’s opinion, you can still see his scientific mind in his photographs if you take a closer look of his style.
Again, as it happened when Alex Finch did the interview, I was very curious about what a photographer would say about his career. I liked this answer the most: my goal is to do what I want. It’s not easy to live doing what you enjoy as a job, but I think it’s something we must try to achieve. Also, I have to say that it was interesting to take photos of a photographer in his own studio. So much pressure!
Name: KANG INKI | Date: 14/12/2014 | Site: www.inkikang.com
What do you do?
I am a photographer and a videographer.
What do you aim for?
My goal is do what I want in my whole life
Disadvantages and difficulties in your profession
I don’t feel any disadvantages in my profession. Photography is my hobby, I never feel as a job.
Who or what inspires you?
My wife (ndlr: Sandra Meynier Kang) I watch a lot of videos, movies, I got inspired when I travel; I melt down and fill myself with all the mood.
Why are you in Seoul?
Since I was born and raised in here; I think someone should represent his roots. I am still at evelopping stage of myself; I didn’t grab the good chance to go abroad.
Favorite book, film and music
ASIMOV – “They holy mountain” Alexandro Todorowsky
These days, I am falling into classical music, this music I can share with my father.
Favorite place in Seoul
What do you think you will be doing in one year?
Do more jobs; try new experiments, I wish I could do more videos, non personal works.
I wish to learn how to manage and express my emotions.
A person who deserves recognition for his/her work
JNS (Junsoo) @HBR
Illustration: Meritxell Jubert