a b o u t e v a n
Meet Evangeliss Hwong, fondly known by many as Evan: currently residing in Singapore, an artist, an arts entre/technopreneur, a toy collector, a dog lover/whisperer, a friend, a former Gallery Director for DeviantART.com and documentary editorial press photographer, a storyteller, and most importantly, a dreamer.
Evan’s choice of genre leans heavily toward "making the strange familiar and the familiar strange" in our everyday lives. He uses both film with black and white negatives (normally Ilford HP5+), and digital cameras for color works, covering global assignments on people, lifestyle, and culture.
As an artist, Evan has been clicking since 1997. A purist at heart, Evan's passion in documentary and street photography finds him documenting a scene compelling enough for viewers to feel as though they are a part of the story. It is the ultimatum that drives him to do what he does best. Evan enjoys the purity of a scene untouched and in its own element to portray the lifestyle and culture of a path less taken. When it comes to portraitures, it is his precision style of capturing emotions with his quirkiness that brings about the inner beauty of his subjects.
Commissioned works thus far include Documentary Photojournalism, Editorials, Reportage, Commercials, and Portraits. Evan is currently based in Singapore, and was a frequent traveler to New York, London, Jakarta, Malaysia, Thailand, and Cambodia for various assignments, exhibitions, and workshops. He was also the Guest Speakers for Asian Geographic's One Asia Festival 2010 in Singapore for Street Photography alongside the likes of National Geographic's Michael Yamashita and Steve McCurry.
Evan has also won awards from The Hallmark Lovestories for his work titled "Two Worlds," as well as DeviantART.com Daily Deviation awards for "Can We Go Now Puhleeeze," "Sardined Exodus," "The TIME That Was," and "Buffet Lines." He also received numerous other accolades and recognitions by industry-critics and enthusiasts. He was the co-founder and project leader of PhotoMalaysia's Kids-Klick, a charity organization focused in enriching the art of photography to the underprivileged and impoverished children in and around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 2005 to 2008. Evan is also a former member of the Royal Photographic Society and the International Press Association, and was also the Photojournalism Gallery Director/Moderator for DeviantART.com from January 2007 to May 2010.
"make the strange familiar and the familiar strange" - evanhwong
e v a n a t w o r k
The gallery in this website is an archive of all his past works. Today, under semi-sabbatical from photography, Evan is now the Head of Marketing for Cedele.