PHOTOGRAPHER • FILM & VIDEO DIRECTOR • CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Wing Shya (夏永康) is one of the most prolific Asian contemporary artists that transmute among film, arts and fashion.
After graduating from Emily Carr Institute in Canada, Wing Shya returned to Hong Kong and founded the award-winning design studio, Shya-la-la Workshop.
Wing Shya has won numerous design awards since the beginning of his career. He has produced acclaimed design books and creative productions for a substantial list of public figures and companies. Amongst which, his unprecedented music album designs for top singers in Hong Kong stamped a period of creativity revolution in the Asian pop culture.
Appointed by film director Wong Kar-Wai as the exclusive photographer and graphic designer in 1997, Wing Shya began their collaboration on film Happy Together, In the Mood for Love, Eros and 2046. From these films, Wing Shya discovered his creative direction, signature style and forte in photography. No matter which type of beauty that he portrays, his images are always poetic, sensual and emotionally charged.
In March 2006, invited by the prestigious Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Wing Shya was the first non-Japanese photographer to exhibit at the museum with his inaugural show, Distraction/Attraction.
Wing Shya’s artistic talents were further recognized when he debuted his first feature film, Hot Summer Days, that was a blockbuster in Asia in Spring 2010. The sequel, Love in Space, released in the following year, was equally well received.
Wing Shya recently showcased his work at Forward Assembly's SFW exhibition.