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Making it big overseas: Superpower in the middle finger

Published on Jun 2, 2014 7:54 PM

A can-opening accident 15 years ago left Tokyo-based Singaporean photographer ND Chow with an unbendable middle finger on his left hand.

He had been using a knife to pry open a can of food while travelling in the Czech Republic, but accidentally stabbed the base of his left hand instead.

Even after an operation there, his middle finger remained stiff, an injury which has ironically contributed to Chow's trademark shooting style.

"This injury made me develop a technique to focus and zoom all at the same time and very quickly," he says, while demonstrating on a camera.

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