Rather than representing Hong Kong as a dense and chaotic concrete jungle, on the scale of its multitude of skyscrapers, Kit Chak counters preconceived ideas and immerses us in new urban perspectives. Photographs of buildings – sometimes vertiginous, sometimes stifling – make way for minimalist and colourful visions of the Chinese megalopolis. This self-taught young artist has been interested in images for less than three years. While his initial approach to photography was more carefree and spontaneous, he soon started studying technical aspects by watching YouTube videos and rifling through the portfolios of the most accomplished photographers. Originally he captured images on hikes around the island and shared them on his Instagram account and now he has over 30 000 subscribers. His minimalist work raised the interest of passionate individuals both locally and abroad, notably in Poland, Romania, and the Middle East. ... See more See less
“My goal is to show people something different of Hong Kong.”CHAK KIT
About the artwork
Date photograph was taken
10 August 2018
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