Biography

I have adopted a ‘nomadic‘ life, with ‘intermittent living‘.

A quick recap of my life thus far:

  • Born 1988 in San Francisco
  • Raised in Alameda, California (childhood to around age 10)
  • Golden years spent in Bayside, Queens (age 10-12)
  • Back to Cali: Living in Alameda, California from 7th grade, 8th grade (Middle school)
  • Moving to Castro Valley (‘better school’): 9th grade-12th grade (high school)
  • College: UCLA (initially Biology to become a doctor like a ‘good Asian kid’, but switching to Sociology when I realized I hated math and science, at least at the academic level). Then studying Sociology with great zeal, co-founded Photography Club at UCLA, discovering Street Photography as my passion, starting this blog (2010) for fun.
Hey guys, so this is going to be my new blog in which I will post photos, essays, tips, and insights about street photography and more. Don’t worry– erickimphotography.com will still be alive and well. Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think of the new look and what suggestions you think I could incorporate! (2010, June 21st, first blog post).
  • Getting full-time job at Demand Media as Online Community manager for eHow.com. Company IPO’s after a year of working there, and I lose my job (stock crashes).
  • In 2011 I decide to try to pursue this street photography thing for a living (new start for ERIC KIM).
  • 2011-2019 (8 years): Self-employed, traveling, teaching workshops, etc.
  • 2011-2012: Living in LA
  • 2012-2013: Living in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 2013-2015: Living in Berkeley
  • 2016-2017: Got married, then start of nomadic living in Hanoi and Saigon
  • 2017-2018: Continued nomadic living abroad (Vietnam, Japan [Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo], Mexico City, Marseille, Europe, East Coast, Orange County, etc.
  • 2019-onwards: Providence, Rhode Island
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