The pictures below were taken by Wong Yin Fook aka
Yin Wong. His photographs are usually humorous, witty and sometimes
He enjoys taking pictures of people and seeks
out unusual subjects walking in London or at re-enactments in the
He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic
Society, holds a distinction at Platinum level at FIAP
(Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique) and also a
distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
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How it all began
by Wong Yin Fook
I was in my early teens in 1955 then a pupil of
the Victoria Institution. I was wandering one afternoon along the
school corridor. Chung Chee Min appeared from a small room beneath
the staircase leading to the school office and saw me.
He excitedly beckoned me into this room. He told
me he was just about to develop a black and white print and would I
be interested to see it happening. Curious, I said yes and entered
the darkened room. It was the darkroom of the school’s Photographic
Society, dimly lit by a red photographic safety light.
I watched as Chee Min submerged the paper in the
developing tray containing the photographic developer. I saw a faint misty
image on the paper as the photographic process started to take
effect. The image got darker and sharper. Within a few minutes, the
process was complete and Chee Min proudly showed me a fully developed
wet print which he left to dry.
That episode has been etched in my memory. It sowed
the seed of my interest in photography.
But it set me on a journey to take up the hobby of
photography in later life.
The rest, as one can say, is history!