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Spotlight: Rachel Soh

Rachel Soh is a documentary, lifestyle and music photographer based in Auckland, NZ and loves capturing moments and the people around her. Telling stories through photography and film is by far her favourite thing to do.
Describe yourself in three words.
Adventurous, animated, Asian OR Creative lens wizard (whichever you prefer hahaha).
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How did you start taking photos?
When I was still tweenager I picked up my first point and shoot camera and was instantly hooked. I’ve been photographing anything and everything since.
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Why do you take photos?
It’s hard to put words to my addiction but I like to think that I am freezing time and capturing moments in history that can never be recreated.
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What role does photography play in your life?
A big one. It gets me out of bed in the morning. It’s my source of inspiration as well as something I’m constantly seeking inspiration for. 
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What are three things you don't leave home without when you go on an adventure?
Camera, phone, water. It’s all any of us need, right?
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What was your most memorable trip and why?
It would probably have to be my first time visiting Tokyo. As soon as I stepped foot into the city, I was completely obsessed. The culture, food and people are incomparable. 
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Do you have any simple tips for photography for someone just getting started?
Take your camera with you everywhere and be creating images constantly. Photograph the things you love and are passionate about until you start to develop your own style and perspective.
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What's the best advice anyone ever gave you?
“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” - Jim Richardson 
(I heard this in a video interview but I like to think that he was giving me advice through the screen.)
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