Interview with Keith Kin Yan • Photographer

This week, we begin a series of visual interviews, in which an artist or photographer replies to our interview questions with a sketch or photograph. Our first visual interview is with photographer Keith Kin Yan.

Please describe what you imagine strangers see when they see you for the first time.

What do you think your archenemy has in his pockets right now?

What do you think would be a good opening line for a romance novel?

What is the first thing you want to know on arriving in a strange city?

How do you feel most days, just walking down the street?

Where was the last place you drank to excess?

What aspect of your work are you proudest of?

When was the last time you found yourself looking around and feeling like you couldn’t imagine being anywhere else?

Where do you look when you want to see something that soothes you?

If you were seeking out a large group of people for something important, who would you be looking for and for what?

Keith’s photographs can be viewed at