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My Little Kingdom on Cloud number 13…

A Little August Prince who lives in a Sapphire Castle of the Western Sky

Jamie Chan is a Belgian Based Hong Kong-Chinese, living in Deurne, a district of Antwerp. Besides his daytime job as an financial professional & business consultant, he is also a Photographer, an Amateur Cook and a Creative Free Soul. 

Life

Jamie was born in Hong Kong, former British Crown Colony, to the Hong Kong Chinese parents. He has an elder brother Himmy and a younger sister Inés. Jamie attended A. Bergmann Middle School and A. Vanderpoorten High School, studying Economics & Maths, and grew up in Lier, a small city between Antwerp and Mechelen, and spending time hanging out around with friends, especially at pubs. Jamie attended at the Catholic College of Mechelen for three years and got his Bachelor degree of science in Accounting & Tax Managment. After that he went to the Artesis College of Antwerp, where he got his second Bachelor degree of art in Taxation Law. After Jamie got his first bachelor degree, he started his first job as a Financial Analyst, and later as a Financial Controller. Combining with a fulltime job, he went to Artesis College of Antwerp to study for his second Bachelor of Tax Law. But a few years of hard working and studying together, Jamie got tired and wanted to go for a Master degree. So, he combined a halftime job as an Chief Accountant in the Artistic Branch while studying at the Free University of Brussels. He graduated as a Master of Science in Business Management, major in Organizational Behavior. His Thesis was about the application of Activity Based Costing and Balanced scorecard (two management techniques/tools) on a government-supported non-profit cultural organization. Jamie’s interests in Business Studies are mostly Cost Efficiency, Management Decision Model via Excel, Reorganizations and Process optimization.

Photographer

Jamie’s interest in Photography started back in 2001, when he first used a Compact Camera of Sony. He thought (and still thinks) it was amazing how different the World can be through a Lens and how astonishing it was to capture a Moment of Life. So after a few years of experimenting, he finally bought a Digital SLR Camera of Canon. His favorite Photographers are Martin Parr, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Bruce Gilden, Paul Strand, Jimmy Kets, Carl de Keyzer and Robert Doisneau. Those are Documentary Photographers and Street Photographers. Jamie likes to make use of the Lens to see the world from another point of view, that’s why he gets so interested in Documentary Photography. In 2008, Jamie took a course to refine his techniques and learnt that Portraits and Still Life Photography could be interesting as well.Jamie is using a Canon 40D, combining two objectives: Sigma 20mm F/1,8 and Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8, and a Canon AE-1 analogue camera, with 50mm F1,4 and 28mm F/2,8.