Interview: Photographer Khoa Dang Nguyen ( Bihyno) (Vietnam)
Hello, I'm Bihyno( this is the nickname that people often call me), my real name is Khoa Dang Nguyen. I'm currently a photographer in Viet Nam, where my hometown is and I'm in Họ Chi Minh City.
How and when did you get into photography?
I have been passionate about photography since graduating from University with a major in graphic design. I started my career in 2016 and up to now I have been working for 7 years. It was not easy at that time to achieve photos that express my own personality like now.
What does photography mean to you?
I have seen the ultimate passion of photography, producing works with my own personalith and colors. I am very grateful as well as cherish the moments when I produce very artistic and personal photo products to the audience.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
It seems very strange to say it but the school I followed was completely different from the photographers in Viet Nam at that time, I created for myself a universe named myth and Bihyno’s living environment. All my works are mythical, fiction, technological and unrealistic. Sometimes, I still take simple photos that my guests request. But my true self is always oriented towards the universe that created. It’s Bihyno Art Photography
Where do you get inspiration from?
As a boy who is passionate about the myths of countries around the world, who loves the arts of miracles and fairy tales according to his personal imagination, I have been drawing since I was 3 years old. When I grew up I did it through my own photo works.
Do you think in advance what you want in the picture?
Of course I do, but it seems to me that I’m very proud of myself that I don’t sketch on paper in advance. I did them right away and always when I wanted to do them.
Studio, on location or both?
I have my own studio at home and it’s very convenient for 1000's of personal ideas and more.
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
I always support myself according to my extreme interests and passions but not without professionalism. Thanks to that, I will earn a lot of money.
What has been your most memorable session and why?
If it revolves around the subject of photography, I am most reminded of my famous album about Greek gods. We had a hard time to finding the material and resources to be able to create the environment and simulate it to include in photoshop. After having the result and success, I am really proud. Check them out below.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I love Canon. I usually use 24.70 or fit 50. That is what I use. It’s simple right?
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?
This question is great. With an experienced person, I hope new photographers join the field. Just be yourself. Find yourself a unique color, so you won’t have to be compared and you will be know more than making a lot of money without having a name.
What do you think of our new magazine?
It’s really helpful and I’m really honored and thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to experience my career as well as share many useful things for us to develop together. Thank you.