ABOUT

Sean Foley is an Australian street photographer based in Hong Kong. His photography captures moments of solitude within a chaotic urban environment with imagery based around vibrant neon signs and gritty dystopian landscapes. 

When Sean first arrived in Hong Kong, in 2013, he was immediately struck with culture shock. He had never been to any city quite like Hong Kong and the first thing that he noticed were the amazing colours that the gorgeous neon signs would cast across the unique architecture. There was something about the neon signs that gripped his attention and admiration, it almost gave him a sense of nostalgia, although he had never seen anything quite like it before.

He first picked up a DSLR in 2017, and set out on a mission to capture all of the remaining neon signs as they were slowly being dismantled and removed due to some new regulations. It wasn't long before Sean became addicted to photography, and the long nights after work, trekking all over Hong Kong, hunting for new scenes and moments to capture became his escape. He describes photography as his meditation. When he is out shooting, all those inner voices become silent and focused on the one goal - to make something meaningful and beautiful.