Hi, I am Fanning!
As a photographer and content creator, I support brands bring enthusiasm to their offering through visual storytelling and creative direction. Having experienced working with major lifestyle and travel brands, I bring a wealth of experience on how to elevate your brand using the power of beautiful imagery.
If I’m not working from my home studio creating images for clients, or writing resources and columns for my readers, I’m in my pjs watching Korean series or preparing for our dinner.
If you would like to know more about me, feel free to scroll down and read the story.
My name is Fanning Tseng, and mostly my friends call me Funny who grew up in a small village in Yunlin, Taiwan. My Mandarin has a southern accent; I am not that kind of beautiful girl. I used to think that I would paint for a lifetime or be a teacher. Before finishing high school, I always had a gloomy personality. After going to university, where was far away from my hometown, I was out of parental discipline at all. No matter laughing, crying, or shouting, I made the sound especially loud. Perhaps to express my emotions, or worry about others ignoring me.
Until the age of twenty-five, I am an interior designer in the day, and my life was out of control in the night. At that time, whether I was laughing, crying or shouting, I still made it loud. However, I was no longer alone with my friends. Before I had a chance to set up a "stop" deadline for the crazy time, I met Michael, my the other half who comes from Germany.
Munich, a city, is 20 hours far away from Taiwan by a fly, since 2004, I live here as a second hometown for more than 15 years. Of course, nothing was easy at the beginning. I become a housewife and mother who could not even make basic German conversation with her neighbors. The worst part was that I feel like I was a complete loser.
At about the same time, I picked up the pocket digital camera from Michael and started taking pictures. Then, after a few months, I ordered my first DSLR, and started my self-study photography from the Internet. In the era when there was no social media, I frantically searched for pictures to get inspiration, using keywords to find out the lack of photography skills and developed my photography experience by each shutter and image editing. After so many years taking pictures, I can live on it; and more importantly, all my emotions have been exploding out, and my heart has been comforted.
I spend most of my time taking photos for brands, writing columns, preparing photography workshops, and document my travel and cooking life.
The path to here hasn’t been easy though and having made all the mistakes along my journey. Even I have wasted a lot of time, I have never regretted anything happening in my life. Because of these tiny growths, I have the opportunity to become me today.
In my blog, you can read (more) stories about my past, about my daughter, the other half and our simple life; more is our travel experience, and my favorite photography, of course, includes my self-learning experience sharing so that you can save a lot of time.
If you also like to watch Korean dramas, enjoy home cooking, and occasionally bake some sugar-less cakes and cookies, then I am pleased to meet you and become one of your friends who have never met on the Internet.