Ivan Wong is a graduate of the University of southern California, moved to NY to pursue consulting management as his career. But his passion for photography grew so, alongside his job, he started experimenting with the camera. Ivan comes from low-income households, where it was hard to make ends meet. But his passion never held him back and as soon as he got the job, he bought a camera with his savings. After that, there was no looking back. He started posting pictures he had taken on Instagram and over 3 years he gained 130k people as his followers. As a self-taught rising photographer, he has established his name in the industry with his inception style photos, light trail photography, and colorful portraits.
Having grown up in a low-income household, he never thought he would ever be able to purchase one. However, after moving to New York after graduating from the University of Southern California to pursue management consulting, Ivan started experimenting. Within a period of just three years, he has gained over 130K followers on Instagram. Wong’s photography skills caught Sony’s attention, and he became a founding member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective, a group of talented photographers hand-picked by Sony to represent their brand. Likewise, in mobile, he was picked up by Google as a founding member of Team Pixel to represent the Pixel phone’s camera. The Sony Alpha brand has been able to emerge as the top photography brand in the world. Ivan has taken trips with other fellow Sony ambassadors worldwide to capture photography and promote the Sony Alpha brand name. His popularity grew with time due to his fantastic content, and he started getting recognition from other brands like Audi, Razer, Gillette, DJI, and more.
Given his accomplishments and participation in the scope of contemporary photography, Wong is well known for many of his remarkable records. He produced artwork for Dua Lipa in “Alita: The Battle Angel”, filmed the music video from the ‘Continuum’ album, ‘Tidal,’ for Shook, created the cover art for “Lace-up” and “Empire” by Wengie, and co-produced the music video for JVNA’s “I’m With You,” among others.
”Photography is an outlet to hone my creativity outside of consulting, which is driven more //by numbers and facts whereas I can be abstract with photography,” Wong said, “It has many categories, and each requires a different set of eyes and skills. While fundamentals are common, it’s also important to grow tailored skills in these areas,” he adds. Over the years as photography emerged as a popular recreational activity and expression of art, a lot of artists got the opportunity to share their creativity. Wong’s journey is inspirational for many.
Connect with Ivan on Instagram – https://instagram.com/ivvnwong