A photographer specialising in portraiture, weddings, commercial photography and retouching. Feel free to connect via contact page or the social media links at the bottom of any page.
Dustin was born in to a cultured, academic family in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver, BC to escape the 1997 China take over. Here in Vancouver he faced hardships and had to survive and starve on the very same streets he grew up in. He embraced the suffering all around him and developed empathetic links to those who were homeless and starving while learning survival skills in an urban and wild setting through studying Permaculure Design. He volunteers and is a certified an Anti-Stigma Mental Health Advocate.
He began to explore photography as a medium for capturing the human condition and a way of self expression.
Dustin is a self taught creative who has a deep appreciation for arts while drawing inspiration from socio-political issues and artists alike. His passion moves him to reveal innate expressions of his subjects and to create compelling stories through his images. He believes the connection he builds with his subjects is imperative to his work. Striving for excellence to meet and exceed needs of his clients, he is an avid devotee to his work and those around him. Dustin began his career in the arts as a freelance graphic communications and brand identity designer and now a photographer.
He attended Vancouver Film School and Emily Carr University of Art and Design and has a multi faceted background in digital production, fine arts and design. He has always been inspired by the aesthetics of design, the human form, philosophy, and the truths of this world.
He is very thankful and honoured to have had the opportunity to shoot special occasions such as weddings. He would love to shoot for you and capturing your mot precious moments is what drives his passion!
"I'm incredibly grateful for all those who support my craft. Those who allow me to capture their unforgettable memories! Thank you!" -Dustin
Creative collaborations from photographers, designers to make up artists who are all specialists of their craft. Their attention to detail and meticulous attitude towards creating fresh compositions of art make them a formidable asset to you! If you wish to collaborate please contact Dustin!
Currently we are seeking collaborations with Make Up Artists, Videographers, Photographers, Models, Boutiques, Fashion Designers, Florists and Stylists.
Specialises in the creation, maintenance and reproduction of beauty in form of photography, poetry, music, and sounds. He has several degrees in law, literature, history, business administration, and accounting. He has a passion for linguistics and maintains over 20 web logs in English, Chinese, Spanish and Sanskrit. Akira has a strong presence in China where he teaches English, Chinese Japanese, and Korean. He is a member of the Douglas College Choral Society and Summer Choir where he performs in the Latin, German, English and French languages classics of Mozart, Bruckner, Brahms, and Bach. He is a certified Yoga instructor in North America.
"Thank you so very much for all your great job! We really appreciate that you've captured so many precious moments! Thank you for all the extra work you've put into our wedding shooting and the processing afterwards.
We're so grateful that we asked you for doing this crucial work, especially cause on that special day when we were so busy and sometime didn't really pay enough attention to lots of thing, we did miss lots of beautiful thing over there. What you've done for us really gives us another important chance to "re-live" our special day."
“We had a great time working with Dustin. He is very approachable at our first meeting, making us comfortable to explore what we were looking for. The detailed questionnaire we completed for him afterwards enables us to focus on the kind of shoots we prefer and he delivers! On the big day, he catches all the important moments. All the candid shoots are fabulous! He is able to lead us pose but he was never authoritative in doing so. We really like his approach. When he presented the picture gallery to us, we literally relived the moments and was super happy with what he did. Dustin is second to none! I would recommend him to anyone who wants to have great wedding photo experience on their big day.”
My name is Alice Poon and I am a writer residing in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
Dustin has provided me with professional help in the publicity aspect my writing career. During the promotional stage of my best-selling non-fiction title “地產霸權” (i.e. the Chinese edition of my 2005 original English work Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong), he was responsible for producing my publicity personal photos for use on media websites, as well as videography of my prize-acceptance speech on the occasion of the 4th Hong Kong Book Prize Award Ceremony held in Hong Kong and the promotional video for my novel The Green Phoenix.
As well, Dustin is the designer of the book cover, for both the Kindle version (e-book) and paperback version, of my debut novel Fated and Fateless. I love the artistic creation of his design.
I have been greatly impressed with Dustin’s efficiency, professionalism and attention to detail in the course of providing his services, which encompass the fields of photography, video creation and art design.
"I sincerely want to thank Dustin & Co for the wonderful job they did on my wedding day. I will absolutely recommend him to everyone. He was there about an hour before my ceremony ever started. He is excellent, very patient, understanding, soft spoken, & above all produces beautiful pictures. I enjoyed every bit of his job. Thanks again Dustin!"
"Dustin was commissioned to take product photography for my book 'Dim Sum Bonds'. His design recommendations was greatly appreciated!"
Dustin's attention to detail is impeccable. I was very impressed with his overall professionalism and thorough knowledge in design and photography. He was commissioned for design projects and photography shoots on location and will continue to be our go to guy. I cannot be anymore satisfied!
Thank you Dustin!
Thank you so much for the beautiful photos you took of me, we must stay in touch. You're such a relaxed person & very easy to work with.
Dustin and Akira is very professional and fun to work with! Thank you for the lovely pictures!