Jina Kim a photographer in Canada based Metro Vancouver. She loves to take photos on every occasion. Jina Kim recognized and have won multiple photo contests. She enjoys reaching to people who love to capture their memorable lifetimes. She specialized in family portraits and event photos.
There is a cancer patient there. Her close friend her dog helping her to be better by her side. Walking a day, walking a week, walking a month and a year, her dog walks until she is better. By her side. (This is one of my beach photo's description.) I love to take portraits, documentary. One day I took an old couple's photos and in a while after I heard that the old man passed away. I felt sad but I was grateful to have a chance to capture their memorable lifetime.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I do not make an setting up photographs as possible as much I try people feel natural like their ordinary day. I believe that is the best way of capturing their life moments. I am talking to them like an interviewer. I am interested in people's life moment. I think their face contains their life stories. People's face getting brighter when they share their beautiful moments. I love to catch it.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I won in a couple of photo competitions. "Multicultural Foods in BC" Photo contest 1st place_Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver 2013 "Travel photo contest" 1st place_Tourism Vancouver Island Magazine 2014 "Culture Shapes our Community" Photo contest 1st place_Black Press Community News Media and BCculturedays 2014 2014 Amateur Photographer of the Year Finalists_London Drugs, Black Press and the Abbotsford International Airshow BC 2015 2nd place prize for video contest_ All TV Vancouver 2016 Encouragement Prize for UCC Competition_Overseas Koreans Foundation
A fun fact about this photographer
I studied art and dances in high school and university. I just know when is the best time to catch the moments. I am taking photos almost every day. Mostly, of my children's portraits but I try to express as the portrait of our generation. I am a mother of four bright children. In past years, I challenge myself that my passion transfer to career. My four children are witnesses. They proud of their mother is a professional photographer. There is an expression "mountain over mountains" in Korea. Do you want to just fall asleep in front of a big mountain or struggle to overcome adversity like a textbook? If you must live, you have to climb a mountain, cross a river and cross an obstacle. Who knows if there will be a new path make renewed someone's mind? I am climbing it named photography-mountain and its hiking just started to hard enough. I know that will not be stopped or gave up. I wish that I can meet people with my talent and passion for photography. I wish that my photographs touched and renewed their mind.