04-04-2017


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Mastering the Subtle and #Britishshorthair
Photographer & Film Director, Hong Kong

Gender, emotions and emptiness are Fan Wu’s kind of space. The Shantou (China) born, currently Hong Kong-based photographer is drawn into things that are subtle and sometimes with a hint of melancholia;  beauty is especially intriguing to her when not obvious at the first glance. When she was living in NYC, she became friends with some of the most renown photographers – she loves the work of Juergen Teller – and would occasionally help out when there was a bigger shooting. For her, photos are an important part of any brand identity and she rubs elbows with leading independent magazines and brands…

In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
New and younger artists have brought to attention by art curators and buyers thanks to the internet.

Number of unanswered mails in your account…
Two.

My perfect working outfit…
black jeans and white t-shirt I would say.

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My favourite new brand discovery…
I haven’t done some serious shopping in awhile but I would say Dinosaur Design. I found them on Instagram actually. Love their design language. It’s emotional.

My everyday online art read is…
I browse through Instagram and read about things my friends in the industry post. Wish I have more time to read these days.

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My necessary extravagance is…
A massage. I try to get it every week or every other week at this super local place in Sham Shui Po like a real local. They trained and hire people who have vision impairment which is not so common at a massage place.

Most ridiculous thing I’ve ever bought…
um….maybe a grasshopper when I was a kid.

My ultimate secret after long working hours…
It’s simple. My bed and a good sleep. I can’t think of anything better than that.

My favourite collaboration of the art- and fashion world…
I am sure many would think of Loewe especially under J.W. Anderson. Although, to me, fashion is art. It has never changed. It’s moving architecture we are talking about. The difference is how you see fashion.

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My favourite hashtag…
#britishshorthair

On my office table I always have…
It changes but at the moment I have the Loewe book: Present, Past and Future, and the 001 perfume samples from Loewe. I am loving the concept of mixing the woman’s and man’s fragrances. I am into all things unisex/genderless.

The most arty city is…
Berlin. It’s a special place for me whether you agree or disagree.

Who are the best dressed in the art world…
I like it simple and minimal. There are many artists are who dressed in a simple way. Let’s say Marina Abramovic.

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Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
why only gent? I am always up for meeting interesting people. I would love having lunch with Marina Abramovic and take some pictures of her afterwards. Ok, if a man: James Turrell because I am a fan.

Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
There’s many but: Justin Person and Thomas Canto.

 

Images by Fan Wu

Instagram: @fanwuphotography