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B&H Creator of the Week: Ming Thein

Photographer, physicist, philosopher, horologist—these are just a few of the many facets that define the indefatigable Ming Thein. Armed with a camera since age 16, his photographic career has spanned a wide range of subjects and an even more impressive reach. His extensive musings on photography, as catalogued on his eponymous blog, amount to more than 1,800 articles, two million words, 200 hours of educational video, a hundred thousand comments, and an enviable recommended gear list, leading us to invite him to contribute as our latest B&H Creator of the Week.

Above photograph © KH Yeo, all other photographs © Ming Thein

By means of introduction, we recently asked Thein to respond to a few questions about his photography, horology, and other aspects of his impressive career. In the days to come, keep your eyes on B&H’s social media channels for even more great content. As he points out himself at the end of this story—the best is yet to come!

Name: Ming Thein

Where are you based? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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