ROAR: It is evident you are an amazing photographer and creative soul. Was this passion instilled in you growing up? Who played a role in supporting your creativity?
Ming: I've been taking photos since I can remember and I've always loved it. But I'm not one of those wonder kids who picks up a camera for the first time and the shots are amazing. I've worked hard at it for years before it started to flow really naturally for me. It took, time, effort and lot's and lot's of shooting, watching and learning. My mum was definitely a huge supporter of my photography when I was younger and still is to this day.
ROAR: Where did you grow up and how did your environment play a role in making you who you are today?
Ming: I grew up in Sydney and lived there until my early twenties before searching for adventures across the globe. My adventures finally brought me to Byron Bay and I've been here on and off for the last 5-6 years and now working on my craft as a photographer.
When I was working on a boat in Fiji a couple of years ago, my boyfriend at the time had a water housing for his camera which I would steal and explore shooting underwater with it and thats where my addiction began. So yes the ocean environment definitely played a massive role in my journey.
ROAR: What are some creations and designs that you have been involved in recently and currently that you are excited and passionate about?
Ming: I just got back from a trip to Tonga with fellow ocean addicts Lauren L. Hill & Chrystal Fitzgerald. We were on assignment for summer-site.com and Billabong Women's & Conner Hats among other sponsors to create content for some articles about adventure travel in the tropics. It was a pretty awesome week of whale swimming, surfing, coconut tree climbing and all round Tonga exploration.
But currently, on the side of my shooting jobs, I'm constantly working on my blog The Drifter, which is a surf, fashion and lifestyle blog about anything that has to do with living ~ a salty life ~. It's my little creative baby that features my own content and all things salty.
ROAR: We have noticed that you collaborate with and support other creative inspirational people. What is the importance of this to you?
Ming: I love working with other like minded creative people because it's these people that drive the way forward in positive thinking and world changing actions. If we can all work together and support each other then we're one step closer to making a difference in our world, in one way or another.
ROAR: We see you as a great role model for young women. What is some advice you would give to girls growing up trying to figure out who they are and what they what to give and achieve in life?
Ming: The most important advice I would give is to listen to yourself and not what others are saying or doing around you. Find out what makes you tick and chase after it. It doesn't matter what it is, if you love it and do it, you will be come successful in it.
ROAR: What is something you are really excited about for 2015?
Ming: I'm super pumped about some upcoming collaborations next year that will see me travelling over to Hawaii and the States, West and East coast. My little brother lives in New York and I've been trying to find an excuse to go and visit him and it looks like the universe is delivering…. So stay tuned for more fun in the sun….