Tim Wong started out working with advertising and film after having studied film making at the University of the Arts London. In the years after school he worked for Hong Kong filmaker Wong Kar Wai, Fruit Chan, and other HK art house movie directors. In 2008 he picked up photography professionally, and he hasn’t looked back since.
The Hong Kong based photographer’s unique cinematic style easily reveals what impact the film industry has had on his work, something he also admits when I ask him: “- I’m a sucker for cinematic moody photos, but I am constantly looking for ways to produce something new and exciting. I play with light a lot.”
Being inspired by everything from post rock band This Will Destroy You and rapper Kid Cudi, to filmmakers such as Christopher Doyle and Wong Kar Wai, and activities such as gallery openings and late night drives, Tim sums up what’s most important in one sentence: “- Apart from it all, without the sun or music, the world is dead. ”
Here’s some of his work:
Check out his portfolio here.