Renowned international art fair, Art Basel is an incredible display of some of the world’s most impressive modern and contemporary works from 242 premier galleries across 34 countries.
This year marked the fifth edition of the event in Hong Kong but Basel’s exhibition at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre was limited to only three days that were open to public. In true spirit of Hong Kong’s tirelessly dynamic ‘art week’ the city did its part to satisfy Hong Kong’s art lovers with plenty of events popping up across town.
On Thursday March 24th, WOAW! store hosted Phillip Leeds for an exclusive book signing of his latest collection, BIG SHOTS! There were 12 exclusive printed Polaroid’s were up for grabs – not to mention a personal Polaroid of each customer who bought a book, shot by Phillip Leeds himself.
To call Phillip Leeds a photographer is simply not enough. The former tour manager of Pharrell (who wrote the foreword of BIG SHOTS!) and Kelis, he started his career at Def Jam. Through his lens, Leeds introduces you to the incredible creative forces that have shaped the world of hip-hop and the greater worlds of music and fashion as we know it today. An intimate collection of portraits of some of the world’s greatest cultural icons – from the likes of Jay Z, Rita Ora and Beck, to Hong Kong’s very own Kevin Poon – BIG SHOTS! is an organic and honest peek into the life of Phillip Leeds and his close friends in the industry.