HAROLD DE PUYMORIN
Originally from Toulouse, France and now living and working in Hong Kong as a full-time photographer, I split my time between commissioned work and personal projects.
My commissioned works span architecture and interiors to portraits, as well as other commercial assignments; I enjoy collaborating across industries, subjects and moods to make your vision come alive, so please reach out for more details.
Photography has been a sometimes dizzying journey of exploration as I sought to find my true ‘voice’ as an artist, and has included much experimentation in terms of method, style and subject.
As I first started playing with digital cameras, my initial artistic approach leant towards experimentation and manipulation; it took several years to really sit myself down and begin to understand the purpose of taking pictures—years in which I did not take almost any personal photos as they weren’t able to satiate my new sense of passion and purpose.
Once I began film photography, I understood the approach that my work needed, namely ‘Taking the time.’
This concept sounds simple, but I quite literally needed to ‘take the time’ during those experimental years to consider what really matters to me.
My photography is not about recognition, it’s about self-therapy: does taking this picture make me happy? How much energy, how much of myself, am I willing to put into the project?
I today consider this part of my everyday life, whether I’m documenting the cityscapes that surround me, scenes of daily life in the streets of Hong Kong, or something altogether more abstract yet visually pleasing.
More that just following a trend, film photography has helped me understand that the moment is more important than the picture itself. Life is to be lived and to be enjoyed, and if we are lucky, we are able to freeze small glimpses of its experiences within a frame.