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Hong Kong's raw underbelly on show in photo exhibition

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 April, 2015, 2:34pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 April, 2015, 2:46pm

Creative movers and shakers from Hong Kong and abroad have been captured in their element for the DRKRMS project, a local initiative aimed at shining a light on the raw underbelly of the city’s culture.

After a three-month competition that attracted submissions from many of Hong Kong’s most talented photographers, DRKRMS – which is produced by event organiser Charlie Toller and photographers Inga Beckmann and Callaghan Walsh – is now preparing to host its first exhibition. Photographers such as Wing Shya and Michael Wolf sat on the judging panel and provided mentorship during the competition.

During those three months, DRKRMS ran an experimental photo studio called DRK LAB where the photographers involved shot Hong Kong's creative community in new and interesting ways. Notable people featured through DRK LAB include actor Jack Black and Kyle Gass (from the comedy rock duo Tenacious D) and Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, as well as local music figures including Miss Yellow and DJ Yao.

From April 18, the work of the 10 winning photographers will be on display at the  Soho 189 Warehouse Space at 189 Queen’s Road West in an interactive exhibition that also includes, installations, projections and live electronic music.

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