Interview of Baohien Ngo – photographer from Houston, born in Minnesota in 1994.
What equipment do you use and why?
I primarily use a Canon A-1, which is a 35mm film camera because I love the way film looks. However, film is becoming increasingly expensive, so I’ve been shooting some digital images with my Canon 20D lately. I use 50mm f/1.8 lenses on both cameras.
What time of day you prefer?
You have a “fashion” part on your website, are they commissioned jobs ? Can you tell us more about this ?
They aren’t commissioned jobs, some of them I shot for free for independent art magazines but most of them I worked on purely for the benefit of my own portfolio. Ideally, I would get paid to shoot fashion related assignments. However, most of my paid or commissioned jobs are actually just regular portrait sessions, which I don’t post on my website.
What’s more interesting between your fashion and your personal work ?
I think my fashion work is just as interesting as my more personal work, and although a lot of effort and creativity goes into it, I don’t hold my fashion work as closely to my heart as I do my personal work for sentimental reasons.
In your mind, what composes a good photo ?
Light and a good color palette are the two most important elements to me.
Tell us something about you.
I listen to music all the time no matter where I am and I download fifteen albums every week.
Do you have current project or plans for the future?
I’ll be relocating to New York City this fall after I graduate from high school. Houston doesn’t have much of a great fashion scene, so maybe I’ll pick up more work once I move.
Give us a movie you like.
What are you going to do just after answered to this final question?
Go to French class.
Thanks for your answers :)