For Joseph Nile Lau’s camera, the world is a continuously changing atlas of mystical places. His pictures are passages to mysterious stories just before their climax. This creates a visual tension that is frequently reminiscent of the best moments in film. Whether in the urban canyons of Hong Kong or on a garbage dump – Joseph Nile Lau turns the world into the most interesting place of the universe.

Joseph Nile Lau, born in England, initially studied design, but then turned to photography and the moving image. He is interested in the many different cultures that share this planet. He creates photographs that are both cool and personal, with a sometimes rough charm. In his work, he is strongly inspired by his surroundings, by people and trends that he encounters, but also by film. “I love to travel and discover places that are far away from my own background, my own culture, and even from nature. Most of all I love Hong Kong and Japan. For a while I even lived in South-East Asia.” When he’s not taking photographs, he devotes his time to reading and philosophy, where he often gets his ideas for his photographs.

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NEW ARTIST: David Thompson - Sensual light

David Thompson sees his motifs with a film director’s eye, and that is precisely what makes him such an exciting photographer. He stages cool fashion stories with a complex, condensed atmosphere and presents both fashion and bodies in an almost sculptural way, without however making them seem artificial. Through this approach, even apparently serene motifs achieve a mysterious, sensual quality. David Thompson grew up with a camera in his hand as his father was a keen amateur photographer, and many childhood days and nights were spent experimenting in the family garage darkroom. Since graduating from art school, Thompson has worked as a professional photographer, and worked for many clients and his work was also featured across various publications including international editions of Vogue and The New York Times Magazine. Clients Swarovski, L’Oreal, Wella, Marks & Spencer, Harvey Nichols, Hirsh, Lara Bohinc, Smooth Skin, Boots The Chemist, Adidas, EMI, Modern Love, Hettabretz, Beach Couture, Habitat, The Royal Family Of Jordan, etc. Awards National Portrait Gallery Portrait Award, Association of Photographers Awards (AOP) Polaroid European Final Art Awards, Campaign Press Awards, Festival International de la Photograhie de Mode

NEW ARTIST: Dave Kennedy - Endless summers, great moments

Dave Kennedy’s images appear to have captured the light of a thousand summers, holidays and weekends. His motifs embody an immensely intense sense of joie de vivre. These are short films from a world that coexists with the everyday, a world in which Kennedy slips into with his camera. He manages to stage the models in such a natural fashion, that the viewer almost feels as if he wasn’t actually there taking the photos. His images thus celebrate the most wonderful parts of life: the joy of the moment. Dave was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and after a few years of assisting after High School, he decided to travel the world and gain experience. He lived in different countries like Singapore, Dubai, Czech Republic and Austria – Each place taught him a little about himself and help him evolve his photography. At the moment Dave lives between Cape Town, Dubai and France, which helps him with achieving a year round prefect tan!

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NEW ARTIST: Sunny Lau - The perfect moment

For Sunny Lau’s camera, the world is a continuously changing atlas of mystical places. His pictures are passages to mysterious stories just before their climax. This creates a visual tension that is frequently reminiscent of the best moments in film. Whether in the urban canyons of Hong Kong or on a garbage dump – Sunny Lau turns the world into the most interesting place of the universe. Sunny Lau, born in England, initially studied design, but then turned to photography and the moving image. He is interested in the many different cultures that share this planet. He creates photographs that are both cool and personal, with a sometimes rough charm. In his work, he is strongly inspired by his surroundings, by people and trends that he encounters, but also by film. “I love to travel and discover places that are far away from my own background, my own culture, and even from nature. Most of all I love Hong Kong and Japan. For a while I even lived in South-East Asia.” When he’s not taking photographs, he devotes his time to reading and philosophy, where he often gets his ideas for his photographs.