Sophie Cheung is a photographer, filmmaker and designer. Sophie Cheung Visuals is a creative studio inspired by cinema andglobal culture. Our projects have appeared in numerous print and online magazines, including Vogue’s PhotoVogue “Best Of” feature. Cheung has photographed and directed for prominent actors, musicians, and influencers including Jenn Im (Forbes Influencer 2017), Arden Cho. Originally trained in architecture in her native Hong Kong, the photographer recently earned her Master’s in Digital Photography from New York’s School of Visual Arts. Her first short film, The Dragon Dream, explores the academic pressures placed on Asian youth.
Sophie shares how confidence is like a rollercoaster and no matter what circumstances she is in, it’s all about how you feel about yourself on the inside is what will build the confidence to keep moving forward.
Sophie Cheung is a photographer, filmmaker and designer.
Sophie is fro Hong Kong.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence is being okay and being proud of who you are.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Sophie’s journey was a rollercoaster of achieving and not achieving. She went through different phases of confidence. Being in England, she felt different since she the only Asian kid. She compared herself to others. Even as a photographer, she is surrounded by models and feels conscious at times. She used to feel terrible about herself at times.
The “AHA” Moment
Sophie turned to watching Kpop videos on YouTube that made her proud as an Asian. She realizes everyone is unique in their own way. Going to back to Hong Kong, she stopped comparing herself. She realized that it wasn’t about race or how you look, it’s about how you feel about yourself.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Sophie is grateful for youtube because of the Asian representation she sees. It shows what’s possible for her and feeling of not alone.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
Be true to yourself.