William tells the story of his family moving from place to place, before arriving in Port Talbot, where William lives now.
"I never got to know my father well, even to understand him. My parents' lifestyle and cultural heritage has been a profound influence for most of my life.
Early 60s, my parents flew over from Hong Kong to the UK in search of a higher standard of living. Mum and Dad settled in Harrogate in 1961 and married the same year.
I was born on a Wednesday, St Valentine's Day, 1962.
Throughout my childhood I never stayed anywhere more than a few years, uprooted five times and we travelled around to where work was available. Never saw much of dad as he and my mum worked hard... unsociable hours in the catering trade. I spent a lot of time on my own.
Back to Harrogate the second time, '66. Dad acquired a laundry from a family friend; laundry in a basement, my bedroom the attic. Busy times... parents work through the night... woke up frightened, sometimes crying in solitude sensations... sounds of machinery growling loudly like a dragon, rising up from the pits of the earth.
Port Talbot, '72 we opened the first take-away.
1976, my dad had passed away through a long illness.
At 14, just a school-kid, take on my dad's business beside my mother.Like most Chinese, I was born with an instinct to help to carry on the family business, as if I had the word obligation already stamped on my forehead before birth.
After school, working hours in the evenings behind the flaming hot wok. I yearned to break for my freedom, and left home for London to pursue my passions for the arts.
Four years later, college ends and my obligation and duty as a son brought me home to be near my mum in her retirement... no longer spending hours in the kitchen but fashioning a new career in photography."