About Hee Jeong Savvides
Hee Jeong Savvides (nee Hee-Jeong Kim) was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1974.
Hee Jeong grew up in a family and culture in which academic achievement was highly valued and strongly imposed. At 16, she was sent away from home to Glasgow, Scotland for her secondary school. At 27, she completed her higher education obtaining a doctorate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester, England.
In 2008 Hee Jeong married to her Cypriot American husband, and since then she has been following her true passion, photography! Their expat lifestyle and the love of traveling have given her the perfect opportunity to capture the new world around her, as you can view them in her Travel & Food galleries. Since the birth of their baby boy, she has also started to focus on People portraits. Hee Jeong's favourite style of portrait is 'Lifestyle' where she can capture the candid images of playing toddlers and their families.
While they lived in Qatar for 4 years, Hee Jeong worked as a freelance photographer for commercial companies and private families. Some of her images of Doha were bought by Aecom, a global construction company but her main clients were the private families living in Qatar from all over the world with so many cultural backgrounds.
In Oct 2012, Hee Jeong and her family moved to New Jersey, the United States and Hee Jeong is now busy caputuring this 'whole new world' around her, all over again!