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William Furniss

1970
London, United Kingdom

6 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Hong Kong

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Works by William Furniss

London Taxis

2003

90 x 67 x 0.1cm

1100,00 €

New York Taxis

1999

90 x 67 x 0.1cm

1100,00 €

Hong Kong Contact

2014

100 x 50 x 0.1cm

1850,00 €

Neon, Times Square

2000

90 x 67 x 0.1cm

2000,00 €

Manhattanhenge

1999

40 x 30 x 0.1cm

475,00 €

La Tour Eiffel

2017

70 x 90 x 0.1cm

1100,00 €

William was born in London in 1970, his early interest in science and design led to an engineering degree at Exeter University in England before beginning his photographic career in 1991. Initially William trained as portrait photographer assisting luminaries of the London scene such as Patrick Litchfield and Terry O’Neill. Life changed in 1993 when William was encouraged by friends to visit Hong Kong. Deng Xiaoping had proclaimed “To get rich is glorious” and the world’s focus had suddenly swung towards China. Fully intending to continue portrait photography on arriving in Hong Kong, his work took a marked change of direction. The alien visual landscape of Hong Kong reignited a fascination with documenting the immediate environment; the rural English landscapes of his youth now being replaced by the chaotic cityscapes of Asia. Initial simple and straight forward records on film developed into ever more complicated narratives through multiple exposures and contact sheets. William’s interest in cities led him to New York in 1999 with two years spent there developing his approach which today favours pre-visualisation of the image and in-camera manipulations to create a subjective but recognisable record of our time. Numerous exhibitons have been held of William’s work which features in collections in Hong Kong and elsewhere. His most recent show was a solo project at AIPAD in New York. He was also a winner of the Film and Analogue category at the 2019 International Photography Awards.

"114˚E/74˚W" Hong Kong 2001
"Liquid Metropolis" Hong Kong 2002
"Big Bamboo" Hong Kong 2005
"Fire in the Eye of Empedocles" Hong Kong 2010
"Rain" Hong Kong 2013
"The Reflecting Man" Hong Kong 2013
"Grid System" AIPAD Solo Project, New York 2019

Big Bamboo, Images of the Urban Jungle. 2005
Queen's Road West, the Vanishing Neighbourhood. 2016

International Photography Awards, Film and Analogue Catagory 2019