About Us

Who we are

Michael Kistler

Michael Kistler

I am a Hong Kong artist specializing in fine art street photography. Originally from Minneapolis, my work has taken me to numerous cities around the world chasing the next fleeting moment. After spending more than 10 years in Tokyo, I moved to Hong Kong in 2014.

A signature element in my work is an often understated human element and its connection to the city; I am constantly searching for and exploring unconventional perspectives and unique moments where people and the urban landscape collide, merge and co-exist. Reflections, blur, multiple layers and abstraction are common elements in my photos. 

My work has been exhibited and published widely; I am currently represented by Blue Lotus Gallery in Hong Kong and Picture This in the UK. I am a mentor through Soho House and Own Academy for young aspiring creatives and a ‘super fan’ with the Hong Kong Tourism Board. I also cooperate with Time Auction to connect volunteers to their programs.


Dan Cotton

Dan Cotton

I'm a photographic artist and I simply set out to use my camera to make people shine on the streets of Hong Kong, a city I love and have lived in for 12 years.

I aim to put into my images my own borderless and fluid view of the world, where gender and age, the studio or the street, the futuristic or traditional are more interesting when they combine or interact.  I aim for a striking harmony in contrasting objects and locations, angles and expressions, colours, and a feeling of movement, even if my subject is still..

My work has kindly been featured in a few publications in Hong Kong.

I'm English, studied literature and languages at Oxford University and have worked for 20 years in fashion, trend forecasting and as a mentor and coach. 


What we do

Photography Education: We provide photography workshops and custom mentoring in English with the promise to help you see the world around you differently and practice techniques that will make you a more confident, creative and versatile photographer.

Creativity and Network: Working with us you will, explore light, composition and the moment. We’ll help you understand your camera and get comfortable using it in different ways. You’ll learn to create decisive moments rather than react to them. We’ll discover brilliant locations and show you how to select elements from the city scene to tell stories. You’ll develop your own style and produce a unique collection of photographs.  And you'll meet other photographers who will share your passion and help you improve.

Our beliefs

We are photographers in Hong Kong specialising in photography education.  We are photographers. And we are experienced coaches and mentors.  

We believe that photography is a creative process built on learning, practice, connections and fun.

We will share our passion and unique insights into photography in the context of our deep and nuanced knowledge of Hong Kong (for photography)

We promise you will see the world around you differently, practice techniques that make you a more confident, creative and versatile photographer. 

And that you will take photographs you did not imagine you could take.