Today we’d like to introduce you to Lawrence Fung.
Lawrence, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Born in the concrete jungles of Hong Kong, architectural lines, and fashion has always been a significant influence on Lawrence. After obtaining his degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University, Lawrence decided to pursue a career as an artist.
Discovering the art of breaking during his undergraduate years, he is known as “B-boy Mighty” in the urban dance community. He founded a local breaking crew called “Pocket Change” in 2015 to preserve the ever-changing culture of breaking and to pass on the knowledge of the dance.
Following dance, Lawrence picked up his new-found passion for photography and filmmaking in early 2017. During the summer of 2017, he had the opportunity to work with Harper Bazaar Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine in Hong Kong where he tremendously improved on both shooting fashion portraits and making lifestyle videos. He also gained professional experience working in studios and on location, collaborating with MUAs, stylists, and hair stylists, professional models, as well as working with name brands such as Burberry, Prada, Christian Dior, etc.
The first dance film that he produced titled “Parallax” has been selected out of 41 entries to be shown at the 5th Annual Dance Short Festival on February 23rd, 2018 at the Sun Studio in Tempe, Arizona.
His second dance film titled “Uprooted” won the Audience Choice Award at the Moving 24FPS PHX event on December 10th, 2017 at Tempe, Arizona.
Now as a graduate art student, his works combine dance, photography, and videography in his newly launched business – Kraken Still & Film.
For more information, please visit www.krakenstillandfilm.com
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I choreography live performances and screen dances, photography people, compete in break dance battles, and travel to unique places to create content. Curiosity and rejection are my biggest inspirations, because I always want to uncover more than meets the eye and like to prove people wrong and break stereotypes. My goal is to fuse all my passion together and create a unique niche. I’ve been gravitating towards to the idea of combining dance and travel to inspire everyday people or artists to let loose sometime and go out and explore. Play is an important element in creating art and that is what keeps the passion strong and it should be fun.
I have various platforms to showcase my art, all under the same handle – Krakenstillandfilm.
I would highly recommend the readers to subscribe to my YouTube channel if they’re intrigue about my idea of travel and dance, or if they genuinely enjoy watching some well-produced cinematically engaging dance shorts.
Check it out:
How can artists connect with other artists?
It is important to embrace solitude, and it is an essential tool for an artist to grow. Bottomline is, if someone is not comfortable or does not enjoy spending countless hours at the studio practicing and mastering the craft, then it is obvious not the right path. Given that solitude is important, it is sometimes beneficial to meet and connect with other artists to get inspiration and potential collaborations.
Best advice that I can give is to put your work out there, not only on social media but all sorts of platforms including live. Be open to talk to people about your work and process, and destiny will bring you to the right circle, clients, and audience. Law of Attraction, simple.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
As mentioned previously. Website, Factbook Page, Instagram, and YouTube. Krakenstillandfilm
I would say YouTube is more exclusively for video and currently it is very difficult to gain traffic and support. I am very confident in the professionalism of my work, and I would appreciate any form of support towards my YouTube Channel and the contents in it.
YouTube Channel Link:
- Website: www.krakenstillandfilm
- Phone: 4805590794
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krakenstillandfilm/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/krakenstillandfilm/posts/?ref=page_internal
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz77UM01cdebqNPFol0XBaw?view_as=subscriber