The cinematic is always present in the works on Hong Kong, Wing Shya started as the still shots photographer on the set of filmaker Wong Kar-Wai’s epic films. The design achieved in each scene is apparent from a photographer well versed in the language of fashion and cinema. Cute yet dirty, gritty yet glowing, sometimes dystopian, his scenes never leave anyone insensitive. Sweet Sorrow is his las photographic ode to what he calls “a desolate human condition that reads as a techni-colour love letter to the city that raised him”. “The city has served as a backdrop to what is...
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