Renowned Cinematographer Christopher Doyle Launches Multimedia Exhibition and Books

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One of Hong Kong’s most renowned cinematographers is launching a solo exhibition comprising of various media as well as a two-volume collection on filmmaking.


Hong Kong-Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle (b. 1952) has worked on over fifty Chinese language films since 1983, for which he has accumulated sixty awards and thirty nominations. He is best known for his collaborations with celebrated Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, which include Ashes of Time (1994), Chungking Express (1994), and In the Mood for Love (2000). His most recent feature film is The White Girl, which he co-directed with Hong Kong filmmaker Jenny Suen.

Doyle will exhibit his stories, photography, collages and video art in an exhibition entitled The Heart of Saturday Night. It will be open daily free of admission from 12am to 12pm.

He will also launch a two-volume book consisting of words and images. Volume I, Why I Am Not A Painter, is a book on cinematic language and the way it reviews, refines, and reform the cinematic space. It consists of 100+ texts, 18 collages, and 5 videos. Volume II,  Of the Film features 60+ images taken on film sets, and 30 texts.

Doyle will be present at the book launch and exhibition opening on Friday, 4 May 6-9 pm, with an author sharing session starting at 7pm. 

On Saturday, 12 May at 2.30pm, Doyle will be at Eslite bookstore in Causeway Bay to sign his books and share insights about his work.


When: 4 May 2018 - 27 May 2018 Where: The Muse, Hotel Stage basement – 1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan, Kowloon – Yau Tsim Mong