William Furniss

William Furniss

Tin Wan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About William Furniss

I am a photographer and have been based in Hong Kong, one of the greatest cities on Earth, for most of the last 25 years. My work is on display in Peninsula Hotels in Paris, Chicago, and Hong Kong, at the Norman Forster designed Cathay Pacific Lounge in Hong Kong, in the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and Grand Hyatt Macau, and in the homes on many many collectors World Wide.

I have recently shown at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York, where my work was reviewed by Artnet, El Pais and Eye of Photography. Here's the Artnet story;


It was in New York in 1999 that my interest in cities crystallised with two years spent there developing my photographic approach which generally favours pre- visualisation of the image and camera-only manipulations to create subjective but recognisable records of our time which I hope are a testament to my belief that cities should be vibrant, enjoyable, sustainable, democratic places that enable a positive future for us on this planet.

I love to collaborate with designers and art consultants and an very happy working on commissions.


I had an early interest in science and design and this led to an engineering degree at Exeter University in England before beginning my photographic career in 1991. Initially I was taken with the idea of working as a portrait photographer and was lucky to assisted luminaries of the London scene such as Patrick Litchfield and Terry O’Neill.


"Grid System" AIPAD New York 2019
“Queens Road West” Hong Kong 2016
“Reflection” Hong Kong 2013
“Rain” Hong Kong 2013
“Fire in the Eye of Empedocles” Hong Kong 2010
“Big Bamboo” Hong Kong 2005
“Liquid Metropolis” Hong Kong, July 2002
“114 ̊E/74 ̊W” Hong Kong, June 2001