“I will take the brightest photo of yours which records your past life.”
I am “Lima”, photographer of “Happiness”.
I will briefly introduce myself and tell you about the reason why I chose taking photos of emotions as by job.
When I just turn 20, I decided to leave South Korea. With my great eager to study design and desire to leave Korea,
I moved to California in my early 20s.
As soon as I arrived in the States, I fell deeply into photography and design. I was busy taking photos of new school, the life in it,
and different life styles most of the time.
Long term of life abroad approached me with different emotions, such as sadness, happiness, joy and loneliness.
While I was struggling with such various emotions in my early 20s, an old couple of my neighbor’s house encouraged me a lot.
They always treated me with kindness and curious about my hometown.
I spent a lot of time having meals and talking with them. I usually drew and took photos for them and their children.
Studying abroad was not easy but they encouraged me a lot.
A bittersweet adapting period of studying abroad passed by, I left California for my further study and my own business.
Around 7 years passed by.
I was on a business trip to California.
I lost the old couple phone numbers long time ago, and I could not memorize their address well,
but I tried hard and found them welcoming me with kindness.
The way they treated me with kindness, and that old wooden table in the living room reminded me of myself who was struggling 7 years ago.
Old couple’s children moved out long time ago, but their drawings and photos I made were still there shining their memory.
Eventually these also made me fell into that old feeling.
I took those photos just for them without any purpose of learning or achievement.
Just photos I took could be precious for someone else, and they were sharing happiness through my photos.
Staring at those unprofessional photos which gave me stronger emotions than any other photos I thought were good professional,
I realized that besides photography techniques, emotion is one of the most important aspects in photography.
It makes my photo become someone’s piece of precious memory.
After that time, I spent most of my 20s abroad and worked in many different fields.
I worked as a design tutor, created arts, a translator and also running different business.
Working in so many different fields and surroundings, I learned a lot of different things.
The best achievement I got was that I figured out what I actually love to do.
I realized that I feel really happy when I saw my talents bringing happiness to the others.
I used to work overnight as a translator quite often because of lack of my ability,
but I really enjoyed that moment when my customers feel satisfied from the result and feel sorry for extra requirement.
I used to be very busy when I was running business, but I could even forget about smell from pain relief patches
on my body when I saw my customers were happy with the result.
The good photography I consider is photography that not only records down the perfect image,
but also records down emotions at the same time. I will leave the scent of your precious moment inside my photography.
Even though just one photo of mine could be meaningful in your life time, all of works come closer to me as happiness.
I am planning to be a photographer that enjoys communications and works closer with customers.
Talking a lot about our life, I am always thinking about what kind of photos make different customers happy
and which backgrounds suit them better.
I always think carefully on customers’ side about what can be complicated.
Price, unnatural impressions, effect of photoshop, preparation for outdoor and indoor photo shooting,
there are a lot of parts of photography that I will tell customers step by step.
Overall, I will tell you about my motto.
My goal is not to be a famous photographer and take photos of celebrities to earn a lot money.
My goal is to do something I am good at and I love to bring and share happiness with a lot of people.
I will try my best to record down your best emotion of your best moment.
I will be so glad to work on your photo till the end.
When I was about to name my company, I named it “Happiness” without any hesitation.
Since I chose a job to make people happy, I hope that everyone in the world share and bring happiness with each other.
Thank you so much for your visit.