Rainbow in your Eyes
Kevin Mak manages to seize seemingly ordinary street scenes from a fresh perspective. Whether it’s how the image is framed or the reflections of street signs, Hong Kong is a never-ending playground for his creativity.
Ambassadorships with Sony and BMW fill up Billy Ha credentials as one of the most well-regarded street photographers in Hong Kong; a standard Ha has hustled hard for, considering he’s been told he’d “never be able to take a good picture, even with a good camera”. Ha’s reel of work is dynamic; full of surprises. From a walking figure caught in a tight aperture to deppelgangers captured in reflection, there is a fortuitous sense of discovery to Ha’s images. That the city is breathing. Alive.
You’re undoubtedly already familiar with Victor Cheng stunning reel of work; after all, his images have been featured among the likes of Forbes, CNN, Condé Nast and Vogue, with a select few clients including Google, Cathay Pacific, BMW and Facebook. He’s also the cameraman (and husband!) behind Hong Kong lifestyle influencer @samishome's dreamy Instagram grid. Cheng’s singular aesthetic finds geometry in everyday landscapes. Rows upon rows of red taxi cabs fill out a composition that’s almost architectural in its specificity; the same goes for his mediations on Hong Kong’s colourful building complexes.
GIDEON DE KOCK
Gideon de Kock is a South African street and commercial photographer based in Hong Kong. What began as a way to scratch a creative itch evolved into something far more when he began documenting the streets of Hong Kong with film. With a photography style that has developed from confrontational and candid to more detailed-oriented investigations, Gideon has built a distinct perspective of contemporary urban environments. His skillful framings and compositions magically turn objects into decorative ornaments and elevate the banal.