Blow Up Key Personnel
Gareth Brown – Chief Photographer
Gareth originally hails from Swansea in South Wales but decamped to HK in 1996 establishing Blow Up soon after. When Gareth isn’t shooting he enjoys taking his kids around Hong Kong’s breathtaking landscape, hoping to discover new places of interest for his dance-related personal art project.
He’s also a post-punk aficionado and played guitar very badly in an early punk band, consequently he’s banned from playing guitar in the studio and at home.
Liz Mok – Visual Artist
With a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Chinese Uni, long-term Blow Up collaborator Liz is a multi-tasking artistic tour de force! A keen guitar player, this well seasoned traveller hopes to retire before she’s 40 after which you may catch her on some remote mountaintop strumming her Gibson to her hearts delight.
Companies we work with
One of the most satisfying aspects about working in Hong Kong is that you get the opportunity to engage with a whole bunch of different clients from quite distinct markets. Variety is the spice of life, they say and just to prove this, below is a very brief list of some of the more regular or memorable clients we’ve worked with and the industry they are in.
Advertising & Design Clients:
The Pure Group: We shoot regional advertising campaigns for their three core brands namely Fitness, Yoga and Apparel.
Ogilvy: Print campaigns for Philips, Shangri-la hotels, La Prairie etc
Y&R: A variety of oral healthcare campaigns for the likes of Colgate and Plax
Tribal DDB: We created still and moving conceptual content for K11 Artus
KymeChow: Campaigns for LinkReit amongst others.
Philips Design: We’ve a long history of collaboration on their Audio Visual products.
Ocean Park: We enjoyed shooting the new Aqua City Lagoon and Gala of Lights
Disney: We had great fun shooting the Antman experience attraction
Getty Assignments: As well as producing original stock content for Getty, we’re also regional assignment photographers for them
Corporate and Direct Clients:
In an international business centre like Hong Kong it’s natural to have a lot of corporate clients. We’ve worked with some of the biggest over the years, producing memorable portraits and lifestyle stories, as well as developing their brand narrative.
Arts & Entertainment
First Initiative Foundation
Hong Kong Football Club
Property and Hotel
Financial & Legal
Boase, Cohen & Collins
Editorial & Publishing:
We’ve contributed to a wide array of International and Local titles, supplying feature, lifestyle and fashion content for the likes of:
The Hollywood Reporter
Elle and Elle Men
Hong Kong Tatler