About Ernest Chang & The Stallery
Director Ernest Chang is an artist and portrait photographer with a unique perspective that is deeply intertwined with his artistic and personal identity. His red-green colorblindness infuses his portraits with heightened color contrasts and contours that make his sitters appear at once genuine and larger than life.
Ernest started out as a photographer and graphic designer before founding the Stallery. He believes art must be experienced, so he left art school to educate himself about the world visually and viscerally with his eyes, body and mind. This sensory learning process sparked his interest in investigating the impact of technology on contemporary society as technology becomes ever more personal and interpersonal. His belief in science and technology is manifest in his practice through his use of cutting-edge visual media and futuristic compositional elements.
Ernest’s earliest attempts at portraiture showed him how happy his photographs could make others if he captured their most genuine and authentic side. He believes that everyone’s physical features are unique, awaiting a discerning eye to weave them into a personal narrative.
The StalleryThe Stallery is a art/portraiture studio and gallery in one. In our hybrid space, you can experience art first-hand – not just as a viewer but also as a subject of artistic photography.
Our founder, director, and artist-in-residence Ernest Chang is a photographer who sees our colorful metropolis from a unique visual perspective through his color-blindness. Stylistically, Ernest manipulates images of the city by playing with heightened symmetry and color contrasts, bringing out a sense of inherent order underneath Hong Kong’s urban chaos in images that often seem to have a sheen of the fantastic.
As a studio, the Stallery specializes in photographic portraits in Ernest’s signature style or classic studio styles. No matter what style you choose, you are the center of the finished artwork. We also promote photography by offering workshops to young people and adults with high-grade equipment.
As a gallery, we offer a functional, edgy exhibition space for artist collaborations.