Making a splash: Hong Kong’s Olympic swimmers take part in stunning artistic photo shoot

Top fashion stylists and photographers snap team in moody black and white to promote cross-harbour race

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 September, 2016, 12:43pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 September, 2016, 11:08am

Hong Kong’s Olympic swim team have taken part in an artistic photo shoot showing off their hard-won athletic physiques to dramatic effect.

The shoot – to publicise the New World Harbour Race next month – saw Stephanie Au Hoi-shun, Yvette Kong Man-yi, Camille Cheng Lily-mei, Claudia Lau Yin-yan and Geoffrey Cheah pose in moody black and white shots by celebrity snapper Rex Tsui.

Top stylist Sean Kunjambu was creative director for the shoot, with make-up by Zing and hair by Ryoji Imaizumi.

Three thousand swimmers will participate in the cross-harbour open water swim race on October 16 and Lau, Cheng, Kong, Au and Sze will take part in the charity category.

“I am a bit afraid to swim in the sea but I believe it will be a great one,” said Au, Hong Kong’s flag-bearer at the Rio Olympics.

The cross-harbour race was first held in 1906, and revived in 2011 having been suspended in 1978.