Hi! My full name is So-Min Justine Kang.  I am a traveler at heart, a curious, “enjoy the moment“ type of girl. I am a calm and laid-back person yet chatty and open-minded in nature. Intuition is my reliable guide through life and photography. I am thankful and full filled for being the mom of my sweet daughter Yuni and married to an extraordinary violinist, Tomas Cotik. I have a weakness for red wine, vintage stores and midcentury modern design, yes, clothes and shoes are part of my interest list too :). I love music and devour documentaries.


I am an observer and on the lookout for intimate and artistic images, catching the magical light while “moments” are happening. My photography is deeply rooted in photojournalism, lifestyle and portraits. Trust, comfort, fun!!!…. and also time are the keys to beautiful images.


I am born into a South Korean Family in Hamburg, Germany. I made it to “Lette Verein”, a photography school in Berlin, where I lived and worked for 8 years. Not to believe, but I got tired of my favorite city and followed my travel spirit: South America with a pitstop in Miami Beach Florida! I eventually met my husband, changed the course of my life and stayed for 10 years, before we took a new journey to Portland that we call our ideal happy home!

Hope I could give you some insight about me. I’d love to meet you!!