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hotam#4: FINE CHINA

24 Commemorative Ceramics for China in the 21st Century

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 54 pages, 2014        USD 36

FINA CHINA is based on a print I made in 1998 using the diazo process, commonly known as “white print”, which has now become obsolete.

I am reproducing the 24 images from the original version, along with new writing of description of each piece of ceramics. The writing is a combination of factual research, fictitious creation and personal recollection.

hotam#3: Journey to the West

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 64 pages, 2014        USD 36

Journey to the West is an extensive series of images I took of a fictional time traveller from the 19th Century (portrayed by Cosmo Kwan) in an imagery world.  The iconic locales range from the Grand Canyon to Niagara Falls, from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House -- from different continents of the world.

hotam#2: Other People’s Business

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 64 pages, 2013        USD 36

Other People’s Business is my collection of business cards which I have been keeping since early 1980s. With the passing of time, most of the cards are not valid anymore. However, they do tell the stories of the artists as well as that of the card givers.

hotam#1: A Brief History of Me

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 64 pages, 2013        USD 36

In hotam #1 (A Brief History of Me), I want to give the reader an introduction of my life up to now.  My old photographs and the historic events together form a timeline.  Although no year or date is specified, the reader can tell the time if they understand that each page represents one year of my life.  Having turned 50 years old, I try to look back at my somewhat privileged life while reflect on my position in the world.

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hotam#6: Magazines

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 58 pages, 2014        USD 36

Ever since I began using the magazine printing format for this hotam series, I had been wanting to play on the idea of magazine making.  By juxtaposing existing popular magazine titles with original photographs I have taken in recent years, each page of hotam#6 is set up like a magazine cover.  I attempt to create a dialogue between text and imagery, and to play with our everyday experience that is shaped by news, lifestyle, travel, daily observation and cultural memories.

hotam#5: Hot Asian Men Literary Special

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 66 pages, 2014        USD 36

Hot Asian Men Literary Special has 13 contributing writers and artists from diverse backgrounds - all writing about "Hot Asian Men." The list includes Wayson Choy, Andy Quan, Tom Cho, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Viet Le, Matthew Salesses and more. Their writings range from personal story, reportage to fiction, prose and poetry. To accompany the rich text, I offer my collection of research materials as illustrations, including Bruce Lee playing cards, vintage homoerotic photographs, bad boys movie posters and beefcake magazine clippings. Both visually and intellectually engaging, "Hot Asian Men" promises to deliver a unusual reading experience to all readers.

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hotam#7: Haircut 100

Edition of 250, 8.25” x 10.75”, 62 pages, 2014      USD 36

Haircut 100 is a visual investigation of the barbershops in the Manhattan Chinatown of New York City. Inside this city within a city, there are over one hundred hair salons serving the Chinese residents and visitors. This issue will take the readers to explore the community and the neighborhood and to further understand the cultural and historic significance of hair cutting in this part of the world.

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Love Letters from an experience with the Canadian Navy


Secret Garden

Portraits of my friends as exotic and exquisite floral beings


The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Fairy tales and urban legends inspired by international money

Edition of 250, 56 pages, 2015

USD 36

Edition of 250, 58 pages, 2015

USD 36

Edition of 250, 56 pages, 2015

USD 36