My name is Johnny,  C.Y.  is the initial of my Chinese name - 仲賢 (Chung Yin).
I am primarily an on-location photographer, focusing on portraiture, interior, travel and documentary photography.

Photographing people and travelling are my life’s passion. I have always had a strong sense of curiosity about the world and enjoy telling stories with my images through making real connections with the people I meet and photograph.

I grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Canada with my family at age 16. Although I studied commercial illustration, it is in photography where I find my voice as an artist. My home base is near Kingston, Ontario but I am happy to travel for editorial, advertising and private commissions worldwide. I hold both Canadian and Hong Kong citizenships and speak fluent English, Cantonese and Madarin.

Some of my favourite things are airports, bonsai and dim sum. When I am not away taking photos, I enjoy cycling, fishing, cooking or reading photo books at home.

Best way to get in touch with me is via email.


Phone : +1  416  893  3974

Editorial Clients:
The Globe & Mail / CBC / Maclean’s / House & Home / Food & Drink magazine / enRoute magazine /  Quill & Quire magazine / Reader’s Digest / Food & Wine magazine / Wyse Studio / Toronto Life  / L'actualité / Time Asia / GEO / Vice / Edible Ottawa / Edible Toronto / Watershed magazine / Canadian Runner /  CAA magazine / Voyageur magazine /

Commercial Clients:
Penguin  Random House Canada / Corus Entertainment / Mountain Equipment Co-op /
Food Network Canada /  HGTV Canada /  Rogers Inc / The Drake Hotel / Rocky Mountaineer / Northland Power / The Merrill House / Bay Of Quinte Tourism / Prince Edward County Tourism / Hasting County Tourism / Brookfield Properties / University of Ottawa / Queen’s University /
Loyalist College / St Lawrence College / Norman Hardie Winery / Hinterland Winery /
The Grange Winery / Yorkshire Farms / CBMI / CIDA / Ontario Trillium Foundation /
Canadian Food Grain Bank / The Cambridge Group Of Clubs / Flame + Smith Bar and restaurant / 

Gallery collection:
Canadian Museum Of Immigration at Pier 21

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