hotam press

Hotam & Poser

Greatest Stories - Translation Series

My name is Ho Tam and I am a Vancouver-based artist.  I have been working with artist’s books since 1990s and this is a website of my bookwork published under my self-started Hotam Press.  Along with my most recent project Greatest Stories - Translation Series, my ongoing projects Hotam and Poser are featured here.


Greatest Stories - Translation Series is a project about translation. Based on my original English book The Greatest Stories Ever Told (2015), it has been translated into international languages with the help of many translators. Currently there are French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Filipino language versions.


Hotam is an ongoing artist’s journal.  Each issue has a individual theme and approach.  Different from conventional magazines and more similar to an artist’s project, I am interested in exploring and experimenting with the printed format.  The creator of Hotam is just one person, me, from conception and design to production and distribution.


Poser is a book series of snapshots taken in public at specific locations.  The work process of each projects is the same.  I approach the subjects on location for their permission to be photographed.  The exchange is usually completed within a few seconds to a minute.  Using analog film, I never take more than one picture of each individual. It is both an exciting and nerve wrecking experience because one never knows what is the response of the subject.


For more information about me, please visit my artist’s website or email me at hotam88 (at)


Please check out this preview video of books published by Hotam Press.