Wing Shya transmutes between film, art, and fashion. Born in Hong Kong in 1964, Shya returned to Hong Kong following his fine art studies at Emily Carr Institute in Canada and founded the award-winning design studio, Shya-la-la Workshop. In 1997, appointed as the exclusive photographer and graphic designer; Shya began his collaboration with the renowned movie director, Wong Kar-Wai on Happy Together, continued then on In the Mood for Love, Eros and 2046.
“Temptation” is a body of work that features brotherhood staged in China. The series of images were captured in the Shaolin Monastery of Henan and later on exhibited in Mori Art Museum of Tokyo in 2006. The Shaolin Monastery has been quite a mysterious place to a lot of people, especially with the inhabitants who are the monks-to-be. With this project, it was the intention to reveal a facet of their livelihood and brotherhood to the audience.
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