Wing Shya is a Hong Kong-based photographer and filmmaker working in fashion, film and art. He started his career as a graphic designer after studying at the Emily Carr Institute in Canada. Upon his return to Hong Kong, Wing Shya set up the Shya-la-la Workshop, an award-winning design studio. He is also the exclusive photographer and graphic designer for Wong Kar Wai’s films including Happy Together, In the Mood for Love, Eros and 2046. Wing Shya contributes to numerous international fashion magazines including i-D and French Vogue and his commercial clients include Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, A Bathing Ape and Nike. Aside from photography, Wing Shya is also a recognised director. He has directed several music videos for artists such as Karen Mok, Eason Chan, Jacky Cheung and Vanessa Mae. In March 2006, he had his first solo exhibition at the Mori Museum in Roppongi Hill, Japan. In October 2007, he had two solo photo exhibitions – one held in Xintiandi, Shanghai and a Diesel sponsored exhibition “Wing Shya – The Archives Unlocked” in Hong Kong. Wing Shya photographed actress and singer Zhou Xun in Beijing for The Define Yourself Issue, Fall 2010, Taiwanese actor Ethan Ruan for The Winter Warm Up Issue, Winter 2011, and 31 fairies in an enchanted wood for the Triumph Inspiration Award shoot in The Role Model Issue, Fall 2012.
ROY CHEUNG. Photographed by Wing Shya in The Individual Issue, April 2003.
BEHIND THE SCENES of Wing Shya’s Triumph Inspiration Award shoot.
Taiwanese actor Ethan Ruan is a model turned Chinese-language superstar. In this fast paced cinematic story, Hong Kon
Originally appeared in The Define Yourself Issue, Fall 2010 Zhou Xun is a knock out. Boasting a successful career as
WING SHYA. German architect Ole Scheeren interviewed in The Artisan Issue.
MAGGIE CHEUNG by Chinese photographer Wing Shya as part of the New Dawn Issue, September 2004.
WING SHYA, Have you felt yourself to be exploited in any way? from The Individual Issue, April 2003.
WING SHYA, China in Your Hand from The New Dawn Issue, September 2004.
WING SHYA, You Are My Superstition from The Graduate Issue, September 2002.
WING SHYA, From My Mouth to Yours from The Independent Issue no.222