Whenever we have people walking through our gallery doors in Hong Kong or stumbling upon us online in search of nice photography art for their homes, we always get asked the same question: “Where do I start?”. With our broad collection of Hong Kong Photography and for some people their first-time fine art purchase experience, it might feel a little overwhelming. Decorative art should be simple and the journey of discovery enjoyable. Aiming to make your life a little easier, we are sharing with you 5 quick and easy tips for you to navigate yourself through this discovery.
Because isn’t life already way too complicated..?
#1 Pick your mood
How are you feeling! Or even better: how would you like to feel?
An art piece will translate a certain emotion when looking at it on a daily basis, triggered by the artwork’s theme and colour palette. Use it in the right way.
Especially in a city as various as Hong Kong - where East meets West, Old intertwines with New, and concrete and nature constantly battle and co-exist - its landscape has visually a lot to offer. The photographer’s personal history and interest will get reflected through their lens. Some artists will aim to show a more tranquil and minimal Hong Kong like artist Timmy Lo or focus on the raw street life scenes captured on film such as Christopher Lim and Gideon de Kock. But perhaps you are looking to calm your senses with the dreamy cityscapes by Sharon Liu or is it Hong Kong’s captivating skyline and city shots that fascinate you most by artists as Michael Kistler, Elaine Li, Jeremy Cheung or Kevin Mak? Once you have defined your preferred mood and colour tones, you are ready to browse through our collections with a stronger focus, aiming to find your favourite photography piece.
# 2 Decide what print size works best for your home
How large do you want your artwork to be? Understanding that apartment sizes can vary, especially in places as Hong Kong where wall space always is limited - we offer all our photographs in 3 limited size editions. Want to go big? Chose our Epic size. Want to go minimal? Chose our Classic or take it up to Large. Want a special size? Contact our staff as we do offer limited off-sizes.
Tips for hanging your artwork: Make sure enough wall space is left open from the edges of the wall to your artwork and that it isn’t placed too low on your wall. As a general rule, the artwork should be hung with the center point being on eye level for the ‘average’ height. Of course this all depends on other factors too, such as the furniture and ceiling height. Need help with installation? Contact us as we can arrange this in Hong Kong upon request.
# 3 Customise to your taste from Slick Matte Panels to Refined Frames
Personally, I love the idea of customisation but not making things too overly complicated. Besides print sizes, do we also offer the possibility to choose your print finishing; Fine Art Paper or Aluminium Photo Panel. Want to go refined and traditional, chose our framed fine art photography paper, for which we use certified Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper. Want to go more slick and minimal - chose our matte Aluminium Photography Panel, which is a direct print on the panel with no framing required.
To give you a chance to customise the artwork to your taste, we offer our frames in three different colours ; Black, White and Light Wood. All photographs are printed and framed in Hong Kong with our wooden frames handmade to assure the perfect fit is created for your chosen art piece.
Tip: Like it minimal but refined? Go for our white frames, which gives it a clean and minimal feel.
#4 Get creative!
Want to fill one wall - or make a compilation of several pieces together? Our staff can help you to create a unique wall art piece for your home. Here is an example of a private home in Hong Kong where we combined 4 Classic prints with 1 Large artwork by artists Elaine Li, Kasper Forest and Gideon de Kock.
Tip: If you place several pieces next to each other, make sure the print sizes have the exact same dimensions to maintain the balance. All our dimensions per photograph can be found in our online gallery per artwork.
#5 Don't be shy to ask us for advice
Still a little lost and not entirely sure or confident on your choices? We're happy to help out! Contact us for free art advice, either at our Hong Kong Gallery or virtually via email or a call. This is what we do and what we love doing. Don’t be afraid to ask!
Learn more about our physical Sai Ying Pun Gallery in Hong Kong here
I hope these quick tips will give you a better idea on how to find your perfect photography art piece! Visit our gallery and send us a message in advance if you’re looking for personalised art advice. Not located in Hong Kong? Me and our gallery staff still gladly advice you from a distance! Connect with us via firstname.lastname@example.org