Wong believes that photography brings people together from different walks of life and helps spread joy in the community.
Why are you passionate about photography?
It is both a job and an interest of mine. I love to express myself through pictures that I have taken. It is [my nourishment] and also my entertainment.
How did you work your way up to your current position?
I never had much of a career plan. When the economy is strong, I operate my studio. When business is not good,
I work on freelance photo-editing projects. Formerly, I got most of my projects from studios doing photo shoots for weddings.
In 1998, my business was suffering, so I went to work as a sales person at Alain Yip's wedding dress boutique.
I knew on the first day that the job was not something I wanted to do long term, but I challenged myself and worked in the position for almost three months, quitting just a few days before passing my probation.
Later, I received an offer to do post-production photography for a wedding business. As I worked on more and more projects, I began to build up a reputation in the industry.
In 2003, I lost my job due to SARS, and went back to being a freelancer. Then, in 2006, Alain Yip decided to launch his diploma course, and I was invited to be the lecturer for the Photoshop segment. I turned down his offer initially, because teaching was not something that I wanted to do then. But later, he came back to me and I agreed.
How did you come up with the idea of a "ladies only" photography class?
I saw an increasing number of ladies participating in the photography class, so I thought, why not launch an all-girls photography class?
The feedback was unbelievable.
I had planned on a class for 20, but had to expand to two classes instead.
How do you use photography to contribute to society?
We have an all-gir