I was born in Hong Kong and assembled in London. When I first got introduced to Fan Ho’s work, I became seriously interested and inspired by his photography skills and the stories behind his art works.
I start to delve into the magical world of street photography was I was 21, capturing invariably shoots only using film camera. My work is characterised by spacious and composed settings. Most of them are positioned, photographed only from far, and framed against a background of geometrical construction and texture.
Some say my images are melancholy. For me, black & white photography is a frame of “departure from reality”, which brings out a wilder imagination of the art piece. Audience can compose the color of the photography with their own eyes and shape the story differently every time they view it.
From symmetrical buildings to repetitive patterns, I hope to capture every nuance of an urban life in Hong Kong, as well as other fascinating destinations around the globe.
All images copyright© Jimmy JL. All rights reserved.
"Shadow and Light 2015" @ Black Box Gallery, Oregon, USA (May 2015)
"2014 STARK Awards" @ Photohaus Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (April 2015)
"14th International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair" @ SZCEC, Shenzhen, China (July 2014)
"Impossible For Bape® X JL Pictures" @ Mint Factory Space, Hongkong (September 2012)
"Holden Timeless In An Instant" @ Impossible Project Space, New York, USA (September 2012)
"Love in the Puff" @ Filme Home, Causeway bay, Hong Kong (April 2012)
"Tread Lightly" @ Mint, Causeway bay, Hong Kong (September 2011)
Appearance on China Vogue (April 2012)
From Polaroid to Impossible: masterpieces of instant photography : the WestLicht Collection (2011)
Honourable Mention "Art-Competition.net" (Black and White photography) (February 2015)
Awarded third place in "2014 STARK Awards" (People and Culture Category) (October 2014)
Four work donated to Impossible Project’s collection (Contemporary Collection)