DB: 您能谈谈你的项目以及您想传达给观众的信息吗？What is your project and what message are you hoping to send to your audience?
My first project is the daily nature and wildlife blog: www.wildcreatureshongkong.org
This is to amuse, entertain and above all, to educate people about our wildlife in Hong Kong.
DB:作为一个摄影师，您观察世界的角度会有所不同吗？ As a photographer, do you feel you see the world differently?
Yes. When thinking of the image I want to end up with, I need to think about the colour or light, for example. But, I think I may see it differently because of my love of animals more.
DB:您在香港遇到过最奇特的动物是什么？ What is the most unusual animal you have spotted in Hong Kong?
Probably a coral snake, brilliant red with black stripes. But i keep looking for a Pangolin!
DB: 很多人都不知道香港有40%的土地都是自然保护区。您有探索过这些区域吗？Most people would be surprised to learn that Hong Kong is 40% protected country park. How much of this area do you think you have explored?
I have been to all the country parks, but a lot of Hong Kong is jungle with no trails, so actually very little I imagine!
DB: 我注意到您的博客上有一些毒蛇。在尝试拍摄照片时，您是否曾与动物进行过危险的近距离接触？I’m noticing a few venomous snakes on your blog. Have you ever had a dangerously close encounter with an animal while trying to get a photograph?
Safety first! But yes, I have been bitten a number of times by many different animals – especially mosquitoes – the most dangerous animal on the planet! Dealing with venomous snakes is always a challenge and a friend recently lost part of a finger to a cobra.. but I tend to hide behind my camera!
DB:在您的网站上，您特地说明您的照片都是没有经过后期处理的。为何您会作这个说明？ On your website, you specify that your photos are not photoshopped. What is your reasoning behind this decision?
There is a lot of “fake” imagery in photography and I want to avoid that. I try to show the picture and animal as I remember it. However, I am also interested in doing a photoshop course and am looking to do some fine art animal photography and also tell more of a story, which is very difficult to do with animals in the wild. So, that may change, but i think it is important to tell people that photos are staged, or changed (although most people actually do not seem to care…that is all part of the education).
DB: 最后，您能跟我们分享一些特别的野生动物的照片并告诉我们它背后的故事吗？Finally, could you share with us a wildlife photograph which is special to you and tell us the story behind it?
A difficult choice, but i think i have to choose the Collared Scops Owl.
See the article and picture here: https://www.wildcreatureshongkong.org/single-post/2018/04/10/Hooooo-are-you-Mr-Owl
I had often heard these beautiful birds in Hong Kong at night while walking and sometimes glimpsed their wings. When I came face to face with one, he immediately flew off, so I was not sure I would ever have the chance to really photograph one in all its intricate detail. However, Kadoorie Farm have a rescue centre for animals and they have an occasional raptor display for education purposes. I was lucky enough to be there at the time that they had one briefly out of its cage, along with a lot of school kids! It was a real challenge to focus in the low light but I am extremely proud of this image that I had dreamt of getting, which also showcases the wonderful work that Kadoorie do, in helping creatures like this.