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It"s safe to say that you are "Instafamous." Can you tell us how you got so big on Instagram?
Ha! gotta love that term... I started using Instagram a few years when it was a lot smaller, so I had the chance to meet up with a lot of amazing photographers who were a lot more accessible back then. I learned so much from them and eventually got featured as a suggested user by Instagram, so that"s when things really started taking off.
What do you look for when taking photos?
I love to isolate a single person in my photo to capture the feeling of being so small in such a large city. I try and mimic that sense of feeling you get when you look at photos of Paris, that "je ne sais quoi" - and translate that with a backdrop of New York.
What"s your favorite subject to photograph?
Street photography is probably my favorite because you can"t prepare for it or style it on your own! You just have to wait for the moment to happen and sometimes, you"re lucky to capture it.
(Photo : _janekim (IG))
How has Instagram changed your life?
It"s opened so many doors and I"ve gotten to work on some really amazing projects. But my favorite thing about it for sure is all the crazy talented people I"ve met from all over the world... I"ve made so many close friends from Instagram and I"m so thankful for that!
You rarely photograph people, but if you could do an editorial spread for one Korean celebrity, who would it be and why?
I think this is an obvious answer but probably CL because her style is crazy amazing and I feel like she would be so much fun to shoot!
What"s your advice for those just starting out on Instagram?
Have fun with it, don"t take anything too seriously, and don"t be afraid to try new things! A lot of times people get wrapped up in posting things they know people will like, just to get the likes. Don"t get hung up on numbers, just put the work you"re proud of out there.
Where can we find your work?
I post my digital photography on Tumblr, so please follow along!
Check out Jane Kim on Instagram HERE.