Born and raised in Hong Kong, Irwin Chan is an architectural designer currently studying in London for a Master’s in Architecture. After picking up a camera to document his time at university, Irwin realized how much he enjoyed his new hobby, and now uses it for research and as a creative outlet when he needs a break from his studies. In the future, Irwin plans to explore ways of merging his love for photography with his architectural experience, perhaps as an architect or interior designer in the field of experiential design.
Custom Html Add Here
In his photography, Irwin is drawn to urban settings where he captures moments that show people engaging and interacting with the unique energy of their cities. His objective is for his viewers to feel for themselves that moment he was in when taking the shot. His hope is that people will be inspired to those same spaces and places where his photos were taken, to experience the chaos, energy and beauty for themselves. Irwin’s work has been published in Trope Hong Kong, volume three in the Trope City Editions series, a curated collection of urban photography books by emerging photographers showcasing our most iconic cities across the world.
“Photography has taught me to be more aware of my surroundings, and to look at the beauty of the world. It has allowed me to become more patient. Capturing images when I travel allows me to capture a memory of a place for me to reflect upon in the future.”