A researcher turned full-time photographer, Hong Kong-born Hugo Chen is better known by his alias, Hugovisuals. A passionate artist, Chen is dedicated to capturing Hong Kong’s urban stories through his lens and sharing it in his authentic style. After discovering a passion for photography over 10 years ago, Chen began capturing the city he grew up in on camera. Exploring Hong Kong through fresh eyes, his aim was to embark on a visual exploration of the city’s history and stories.
In images that juxtapose Hongkongers’ daily activities with their dense urban environment, Chen captures Hong Kong’s dynamic, multifaceted layers. By sharing his images on Instagram using the handle @hugovisuals, Chen began to garner acclaim and was recognized in the 2017 National Geographic Hong Kong Youth Photo Competition with his image, “Light It Well.” Now, he regularly collaborates with brands like Canon, Chanel, RedBull, National Geographic, Cartier, and Mido Watches.