8th Avenue 1999

8th Avenue 1999

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Manhattan 2016

Manhattan 2016

Archival Pigment Print Ed8 27x35inch US$4200

Chicago River Contant

Chicago River Contant

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 3 12 x 71 inches US$3200

Oculus 2017

Oculus 2017

Archival Pigment Print Edition of 25 mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium 20 x 14.5 inches US$1050

Times Square Contact #2 2016

Times Square Contact #2 2016

Archival Pigment Print Edition of 8 mounted to aluminium 27 x 35 inches US$4200

Times Square Contact #1 2017

Times Square Contact #1 2017

Archival Pigment Print Edition of 3 mounted to aluminium 12 x 88 inches US$3200

Chicago Board of Trade

Chicago Board of Trade

Archival Pigment Print Edition of 25 mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium 20 x 14.5 inches US$1050

Queens Plaza 2016

Queens Plaza 2016

Archival Pigment Print Edition of 25 mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium 14.5 x 20 inches US$1050

Hong Hong Kong Harbour Contact 2014

Hong Hong Kong Harbour Contact 2014

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium 19 x 39 inches US$2600

Port Authority 2016

Port Authority 2016

Archival Pigment Print Edition of 25 mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium 14.5 x 20 inches US$1050

Brooklyn Bridge 1999

Brooklyn Bridge 1999

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Bryant Madison Union 2016

Bryant Madison Union 2016

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Central Park 1999

Central Park 1999

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Crosstown 1999

Crosstown 1999

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Down 8th 2017

Down 8th 2017

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Fire Escape 2016

Fire Escape 2016

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Highline 2016

Highline 2016

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Manhattan Sunset 1999

Manhattan Sunset 1999

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Hong Kong Taxi at Night 2002

Hong Kong Taxi at Night 2002

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

Neon Times Square 2000

Neon Times Square 2000

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

New York Taxi 1999

New York Taxi 1999

Archival Pigment Print mounted to Plexiglas and aluminium Edition of 20 4.5 x 46.5 inches US$1600

WILLIAM FURNISS

William Furniss is a urbanist and architectural photographer based in Hong Kong. He was born in London in 1970.An early interest in science and design led to an engineering degree at Exeter University in England before beginning his photographic career in 1991. Initially taken with the idea of working as a portrait photographer, Furniss assisted luminaries of the London scene such Patrick Litchfield and Terry O’Neill.

In 1993 Furniss was encouraged by friends already in residence to visit Hong Kong. Deng Xiaoping had reputedly said “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.

Furniss’ interest in cities led him to NewYork in 1999 with two years spent there developing his approach which today favours pre- visualisation of the image and camera- only manipulations to create a subjective but recognisable record of our time and a testament to the belief that cities should be vibrant, enjoyable, sustainable, democratic places that enable a positive future for us on this planet.

Numerous exhibitions have been held of Furniss’ work which features in collections in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

“114E̊/74W̊”HongKong,June2001

“Liquid Metropolis” Hong Kong, July 2002

“Big Bamboo” Hong Kong 2005

“Fire in the Eye of Empedocles” Hong Kong 2010 “Rain” Hong Kong 2013
 “Reflection” Hong Kong 2013

“Queens Road West” Hong Kong 2016

“+852, Hong Kong Stories” Hong Kong 2019

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