Christian Åslund’s ‘Honkey Kong’ Photos Are Fun And Clever Pictures That Mess With Perspectives

| Art and design | February 9, 2013

Christian Åslund Honkey Kong Photographs

Christian Åslund‘s ‘Honkey Kong’ photo series is actually a very clever commercial shoot he did a few months ago in Hong Kong – a place my family lived for over 17 years – and was inspired by a trip he took to visit a mate who lived there. Like many people who visit the former colony Åslund was probably bowled over by the skyline, the sheer vertical nature of the place, and I’m sure his imagination and visual mind went into overdrive. It’s that kind of place.

He was later commissioned to do a shoot for a Swedish shoe brand that wanted to pay tribute to the classic 2D video games of the 70’s and 80’s and he seized his chance to bring Hong Kong back into the frame. This is the result. The proof you might say that an artist is never off work, an active mind is always seeking, looking, questioning, thinking, collecting, archiving. It’s a marriage of Swedish design and Asian urban architecture.

I don’t usually like posting up commercial work but in this case I’m making an exception. It’s smart work that uses it’s environment to maximum effect. And lets face it the pictures are alot of fun.

 

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