Tommy Ga-Ken Wan



Tommy, 27, Glasgow. Photographer working internationally in theatre, opera, film sets and whatever else comes my way. Resident judge on The Big Shot (Channel 5, Singapore).

"Ga-Ken Wan follows his own fascinations and doesn't flinch from the challenges...photographs which capture something of the modern urban experience." - The Scotsman

"His eye has a way of alchemizing every social encounter into something at once synaptic and fresh, yet cool and composed... the hipper, headier, film-version of our lives." - Lock Up Your Daughters


To mark my 100th post, here’s one of my all-time favourite photographs. I was working as the unit photographer for the filming of a music video, shot over two weeks in Hong Kong. If I had to narrow the favourite event or experience of my career down to one moment, then it’s probably the shooting of this car chase scene. With the Symphony of Lights playing across the water on Hong Kong island, the wind in my face as I hung off the side of the film truck driving alongside, the sounds of the crew shouting in so many different languages, and my concentration so focussed on getting this shot, it was a heady, vivid and unforgettable moment.  View Larger

To mark my 100th post, here’s one of my all-time favourite photographs. I was working as the unit photographer for the filming of a music video, shot over two weeks in Hong Kong. If I had to narrow the favourite event or experience of my career down to one moment, then it’s probably the shooting of this car chase scene. With the Symphony of Lights playing across the water on Hong Kong island, the wind in my face as I hung off the side of the film truck driving alongside, the sounds of the crew shouting in so many different languages, and my concentration so focussed on getting this shot, it was a heady, vivid and unforgettable moment.