King Stephen

Introduction

Stephen King is a landscape photographer based in Hong Kong.  Fascinated by patterns formed by nature, King enjoys traveling the world in search of images that explore the landscape's capacity for both drama and serenity.  King's work has been described as painterly, a style he cultivates through his use of light, color and composition.  A product of two cultures, King points to his love of Chinese ink painting and American Abstract Expressionism as influences that help inform his aesthetic.  King currently shoots primarily with the Phase One XF and Sony A7Rii camera systems.

A selection of King's images are available as limited edition fine art prints. Some are also available for license through Getty Images.  King exhibits his work regularly in Hong Kong, including at Art Basel and Fine Art Asia and his large scale prints have proved popular with private and corporate collectors around the world.   King's images are presently on display at "Otto e Mezzo", Hong Kong's popular three-star Michelin restaurant and also at the FICOFI private dining facilities.  King's photos have won awards and distinctions at many of the world's most popular photo competitions and he has been featured in numerous prestigious art and photography publications including National Geographic, Asia Art News, Zoom Magazine and Art Investment Magazine.  King also regularly donates his work to support charity auctions to raise funds for worthy causes.


When not pursuing his photographic passions, King manages a hedge fund and investment office in Hong Kong.  King is a delegate to the China People's Political Consultative Conference of Zhejiang Province and the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Hong Kong.  King also serves as a Governor on the Board of Governors of the Chinese International School. King is a graduate of Harvard University and Phillips Academy in the US and of Eton College in the UK. 

 


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2020

  • Synchronicity: Award Winning Landscape Photography by Stephen King, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2019

  • Micro Patterns in a Macro World: Bay Area Month of Photography, A. Space Design Gallery, Menlo Park, USA

2018


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

2019

  • Px3 Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Winner’s Exhibition, Paris, France
  • Beyond Borders, in support of Children of the Mekong Charity, Loft 22, Hong Kong
  • Treasure Lands, Palais Royal, Hong Kong

2018

  • Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2017

  • In Flux: Chinese Contemporary Art, Art Basel Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Hangzhou Photographic Society Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

2016

  • Contemporary Landscapes: From Modern Classics to the New Vanguard, Art Basel Hong Kong, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Arts Symposium, Chinese International School, Hong Kong

2015 

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2020 

  • The Independent Photographer – Landscape Award (Editor’s Choice)

2019 

  • Paris Photo Prize Px3 (Honorable Mention - Selected for Exhibition)

2018 

  • World's Top Ten Landscape Photographer, World Rank #9, Hong Kong Rank #1
  • American Photography Open, Short-listed
  • Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Short-listed

2017 

  • One Eyeland’s World’s Top 10 Landscape Photographers Award (Silver Medal)

  • World’s Top Ten Landscape Photographer, World Rank #3, HK rank #1
  • International Landscape Photographer of the Year, Winner: Exemplary Tree Award
  • International Landscape Photographer of the Year, Top 101 Award (6 images)
  • Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Short-listed (9 images); Published in Portfolio III (2 images)
  • Travel Photographer of the Year, Winner: Best Single Image in Earth & Climate category
  • Travel Photographer of the Year, Commended: iTravelled category
  • Landscape Photography Magazine, Autumn Colours, Finalist

2016 

  • International Landscape Photographer of the Year, Top 101 Award
  • Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Short-listed (7 images); Published in Portfolio II
  • USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, Short-listed (3 images)
  • National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, Favorites of the Week, CNN Top 14 entrants, Monster Children Top 11 entrants
  • Outdoor Photographer Photo of the Day, Winner (January 28)
  • Royal Photographic Society "Blue" Competition, Short-listed

2014 

  • Outdoor Photography Magazine "Vista" Award, Finalist
  • USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, Highly Commended

2014 

  • Light and Land Photo of the Month, Winner (August)

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2019 

  • L'Oeil de la Photographie, "Treasure Lands", March edition
  • National Geographic Traveller, June-July

2018 

  • Hong Kong Tatler, "Frozen North", July issue
  • American Photography, Open book for short-listed photos
  • Zoom Magazine, Featured Photographer, Edition #124
  • Asian Art News, "Rhythm and Pattern Through Lens", Quarterly No.1
  • TVB Weekly (Chinese), "Rhythms in Nature", January issue
  • Natural Resource Magazine, Cover, Quarterly No.1
  • Hong Kong Tatler, "Art Talk: Stephen King on his Hong Kong exhibition", January issue
  • Hong Kong Tatler, "5 HK Art Exhibitions to see in January", Website 

2017 

  • Landscape Photography Magazine, Cover, October issue
  • Landscape Photography Magazine, Winter Wonderland Gallery
  • Landscape Photography Magazine, Autumn Colours Gallery
  • International Landscape Photographer of the Year, Top 101 Award book (6 images)
  • Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Portfolio III book (2 images)

2016 

  • Art Investment Magazine (Chinese)
  • Asian Art News, "In the Eye of Nature", Quarterly No.1
  • International Landscape Photographer of the Year, Top 101 Award book
  • Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Portfolio II book

2015 

  • Hong Kong Tatler, "Camera King", December issue
 
Braemar Hill Sunset
2017 Hong Kong | 76x100cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Remarkables Morning
2018 New Zealand | 76x100cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Into the Matrix
2020 Hong Kong | 67.5x90cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
River Delta 33
2017 Iceland | 150x100cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Sunday Stroll
2020 Hong Kong | 107x71cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Arctic Sky
2016 Svalbard | 107x71cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Morning Cycle
2020 Hong Kong | 60x60cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Cascade
2016 Virginia, USA | 90x72cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
River Delta 39
2017 Iceland | 67.5x90cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Neon
2012 Hong Kong | 33x50cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Rainy Day
2012 Hong Kong | 40x40cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Deadvlei Sunset
2014 Namibia | 40x40cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt paper
Autumn Tapestry 1, ed 3/10
2019 | 107x86 cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt Fine Art paper
Where's Waldo?
2017 Colorado, US | 107x86cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Wedded Rocks
2016 Mie, Japan | 90x90cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt Fine Art paper
Morning Meander
2017 Xiapu, China | 90x90cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Going with the Floe to Leaping Bear
2016 Svalbard, Norway | 71x107cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Polar Sentry
2016 Svalbard, Norway | 90x90cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Holy Moly
2017 Greenland, Denmark | 90x90cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Austfonna Sunrise
2016 | 101.6x127cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Creation
2016 | 101.6x141cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Something Fishy
2017 Xiapu, China | 90x90cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Silhouette IV
2017 Xiapu, China | 107x76cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Under the Midnight Sun
2017 Greenland, Denmark | 100x104cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2017 Greenland, Denmark | 100x104cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Winter Wonderland
2017 Niseko, Japan | 107x82cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White Matt Fine Art paper
Autumn Snow
2017 Colorado, US | 100x133cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Autumn Mist
2017 Colorado, US | 100x133cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Spotlight
2017 Colorado, US | 107x71cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Take a Bow
2017 Colorado, US | 107x71cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
Bamboo Forest
2016 Kyoto, Japan | 71x107cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
McBryde Garden to Nest of Snakes
2016 Kauai, Hawaii, US | 90x90cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
River Delta 29
2013 Iceland | 100x150cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
River Delta 36
2013 Iceland | 150x100cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
River Delta 37
2017 Iceland | 150x100cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
River Delta 8
2015 Iceland | 150x100cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
River Delta 5
2015 | 107x71cm | Photography - Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta paper
River Delta 3
2015 | 107x71cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper
Glacial Aerial
2015 | 162x108cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper, edition 1/10
River Delta 1
2015 | 60X90cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper
River Delta 2
2015 | 60X90cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper
River Delta 6
2015 | 60x90cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper
River Delta 7
2015 | 107x71cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper
River Delta 9
2015 | 60x90cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper
Seagull in Flight
2015 | 90x90cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper
Aldeyjarfoss
2015 | 151x108cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper, edition 1/10
Öxárarfoss
2015 | 75x60cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper
Hvitserkur
2015 | 106x71cm | Archival pigment print on Baryta paper