Eric Kim is one of the most popular street photographers the internet has produced. His shots dominate Instagram and Tumblr, and his Youtube videos have lead to a dedicated following of fans. He’s the tech-heads tech-head, who also manages to take interesting thoughtful street photos that are thankfully not of graffiti walls. He was recently in Australia presenting a series of workshops so we thought we’d interview him and try and scam some free advice.
VICE: This is your first time in Australia, have you seen anything local photographers might under appreciate?
Eric Kim: Australia has the best light in the world for photography—number two is Istanbul. I don’t know if it’s because you guys have a wild ozone system, I think it’s because of the longitude and latitude. The angle the light hits, it’s really edgy—and the lights, the shadows, are absolutely incredible. Look at the work by Trent Parke, the light here is just phenomenal. You can’t get this anywhere else in the world.