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Tiffany Sin: Profile + Interview

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Tiffany Sin: Interview
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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Life, Purpose, Love.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

An unapologetically uncool fashion photographer and lover of many things; multi-faceted and a little weird.

Why do you do what you do?

There’s nothing else that gives me the same excitement and makes me feel as alive as being on set.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

The first season of Project Runway (way back in 2004) introduced me to the world of fashion in a way I never knew before. From that show, I quickly discovered Alexander McQueen and that led me to Tim Walker, one of my favourite photographers of all time. I knew the minute I saw his work that that was what I wanted to do. It wasn’t until much later that I really began to pursue it.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I moved away from my friends and family in Vancouver to chase this dream. My family has been super supportive and so have new and old friends both in and out of the industry. I’m so grateful to have so many amazing people in my life.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I find inspiration all around me in films, photographs, experiences, the people in my life. I don’t know if I’ve ever inspired anyone directly but I hope one day I will.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Beginning my journey too late and not giving 200% every time. They say that hindsight is 20/20 and I knew that at 14, I wanted to be a fashion photographer but I thought I should try getting a “real job” first. You have to go with your heart sometimes when it’s the strongest voice inside you. Also, fashion is a tough industry and you have to give it your all. If you don’t, you can’t expect to make it and you can’t give up until you’ve given it everything you’ve got.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I have some upcoming projects but they’re secret for now. As for goals, I hope to work internationally, travel, and continue producing better and better work while working with people who inspire me.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Be an active participant in your own life. Approach life with courage and create the life that you want; don’t just give it your best, give it your all.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Read books, take your vitamins, and remember that love is all around you.

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Tiffany Sin: Profile
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Full name

Tiffany Sin

Age

23

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Vancouver, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Hong Kong, China

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Fashion photographer

How long have you been doing it?

~3 years

Fav Song

Can’t just name one!

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Currently: Jessie Ware, BANKS, Tove Lo but I honestly love everyone from The Weeknd, Kanye, Eminem to The XX, Purity Ring, Trust.

Fav Movie

Lost in Translation, Never Let Me Go, Pan’s Labyrinth, Kill Bill vol. I & II, Atonement + so many more!

Fav Actor/Actress

Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Michael Fassbender

Fav Clothing brand

Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Balmain, Yohji Yamamoto, Burberry, Atsuko Kudo, Bordelle, Haider Ackermann, Valentino + more

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Paolo Roversi, Tim Walker, Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Gabrielle Revere, Ellen von Unwerth, Irving Penn, Cecil Beaton.

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