Invisible Interview: Thomas Lee

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Born in Taipei and raised in Hong Kong, Thomas Lee now meanders between East and West working as a photojournalist, artist and filmmaker-photographer in New York and Hong Kong. Thomas’s work has won awards and seen publication by the likes of Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, and The Guardian amongst others. In this exclusive Invisible Interview, Thomas reveals a bit more about himself, being a journartist as he calls it, and his aspirations “to distill the abstract and the sublime from reality, to create works that blur the line between reportage and fiction.” Invisible Ph t grapher …

Invisible Interview: Jonathan van Smit

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Some of you asked for it – here it is. An exclusive interview with Jonathan van Smit also known as K_iwi. Referred by some as fearless, Jonathan hails from New Zealand, and is a Gweilo (as he proudly carries the label) street photographer in Hong Kong. His photographs are a stream of stark, grungy, noir-ish beauty. To accompany the interview, Jonathan has also compiled an exclusive essay of his choice photographs. Invisible Photographer Asia: Firstly, what’s a Gweilo Street Photographer doing in Hong Kong? Jonathan: I came here in early 2008, moving from New Zealand where I lived next to …