Contributor Profile March 2013
Ying Feng Johansson, or PinkBadger, turns everyday urban
occurrences into a delightful visual experience. With an eye for
simple, yet striking composition, the PinkBadger captures the
fleeting moments of a city in motion under its most flattering
When asked about her style and creative process, Ying
explained that while traveling always offers a fun and fresh way to
shoot, her best shots are most often captured in her familiar
neighborhood, "places I visit often" she explains "where I can see
the light changing and choose the right conditions for a good shot.
As a tourist you can rarely catch the right moments."
Much of her work in this Veer collection plays with the
fading lights in an always-awake urban setting, showcasing her
skill with longer exposures and motion -- not to mention patience
and a reliable tripod.
When we asked Ying who influences her work, she explained,
"When it comes to composition and light, I really admire the old
painters, Monet and Rembrandt come to mind. There is a lot to learn
from them, that can be used also for photography."
And as for her advice for budding photographers, "… Spend
a lot of time in front of the computer; taking the photo is only
the first step. For microstock, don´t underestimate the value of
finding good keywords."
See more of the PinkBadger on Veer here.