19 negatively impacted Hong Kong’s life and work, Dickie Fowler set off
on a photographic journey into the city’s vibrant streets whilst
intentionally honing his professional skills. Through photography, his
thoughts found a visual language that is rich in both colour and form.
It includes abstraction, patina, colour and digital manipulation. He
uses light to capture depth and texture, and colour to guide the eye.
His recent works are inspired by urban environments, Asian culture and
mythical Asian stories. In one series, Dickie uses the Chinese gods and
mythical creatures found in Hong Kong’s temples to represent a seemingly
endless relationship between man and his subconscious that explores the
mysteries of life and death, bound only by his mental limitations.,
Using this beautiful and elegant medium, he hopes to continue to explore
his environment to produce collections of images with raw emotional
energy, tempered by humour and sensitivity from years of observation and
Dickie’s career started with traditional graphic design training, and he moved swiftly through the ranks as an art director, motion graphics designer, cameraman, online editor, video director and producer and finally a creative director for multiple enterprises. He has countless television series and numerous corporate productions under his belt; and he also provided creative help to YouTube’s live variety show Fanfest.--branding the event, producing stage designs, video staging and traveling the world to provide live support for the show’s performances.
Dickies’ relationship with technology began at an early age when, like a lot of kids raised during the advent of personal computing, he became exposed to Atari gaming systems and one of the first home computers–the Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum. After graduating as a graphic designer from Art collage, he became proficient in Mac computing systems which developed throughout his career. From a brief flirtation with PC’s he is now a specialist in MAC systems. With enviable design prowess, he utilises these tools to explore boundaries and simplify production. Dickie now works from his home studio in the industrial neighbourhood of Chai Wan where he creates productions for both corporate and private clients.
Dickie is currently developing a television series about food culture in Asia and other continents, which is in the pilot production stage. While we can only say so much publicly at this stage of production, it promises to be an elegant and in-depth exploration of the culture and history of the cuisines of indigenous people which ultimately touch everyone in the modern world.