Chris Wong is a commercial photographer from Hong Kong with a background in graphic design. He has been focused on developing themes on everyday life with a special interest in the aesthetics of the Polaroid.
The Polaroid used to be a professional tool for Chris Wong. Now it becomes his sanctuary away from work. The unpredictability of its images highlights the purism of his artistic pursuit. Living in a digital world when you can undo, modify or delete, it is a mindful training when you press the button and have to accept the imperfection.
Since 1998, Wong has been participating in numerous exhibitions, including ‘Now and Then’, a Hong Kong International Photography Festival Satellite Exhibition (2018). Between 2016 and 2018, Wong received the International Photography Awards. He was also nominated in the Fine Art Photography Awards in 2018.
About ‘Now And Then’:
A historic building is a legend of one’s own time. A trace of it is left and gets exposed on an instant photo. Each frame is a monument to be discovered and preserved.
These architectural heritage sites live through time and have now become a part of our everyday life in Hong Kong. Sometimes, we slow down, in awe of the aesthetic wonders of architecture defined by detailed space planning, highly skilled craft and creative structural design. Occidental colonial-style buildings put down roots in the Pearl of the Orient. Each place, may it be a barracks, a court house or a church, exudes its own lasting charm.