Our love of photography transcends behind-the-scenes shoots, snaps of messy crowds at live shows and anything else music-related. Sure, we love music – its sights as well as its sounds – but the world of photography is one just as huge and just as worth exploring.

So, in keeping with our continual admiration for the takers of pics, we are interviewing yet another photographer. This time around it's the turn of Jaejin Hwang, a South Korean photographer and engineering graduate currently living in Ohio, USA. His spontaneous photos celebrating the seemingly mundane, if not strange, details of everyday surroundings caught our eye, so we decided to get to know him a little better. Read on below.

Check out Jaejin Hwang's work at Cargo Collective.

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How did you get started?
Seven years ago, I had a chance to use a film camera, and I liked it. I've been taking pictures of my surroundings, and I started creating projects two years ago.

Where do you find inspiration?
I'm inspired by music, nature, people, and other artists' works.




What risk would you take if you knew you could not fail?
I would try any first thing that pops up in my mind.

What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
Honestly, I cannot choose the happiest memory. I'm happy all the time.

When was the last time you tried something new?
I tried canoeing last weekend, and it was fun!




Whose life do you believe you've had the biggest impact on?
Probably my parents. The way I think or behave is sometimes surprisingly similar to my parents.

What are you currently working on?
In terms of photography, I'm currently working on the project, Protective coloration. I was inspired by the random or natural matching between objects and surroundings in our daily lives. I am obsessed with the beauty of randomness.




What's the most challenging thing you've ever created?
Composing songs, it's hard to convey my true feelings in music.

What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on?
I know what people or animals are thinking.




What's the next big step you feel you need to take in your career?
One day, I would like to have a solo exhibition.