Phillip Wong Photography



Artists Working with Artists – Collaborations

           In a capitalist and commercial world, there are many artists who are extremely talented and accomplished, but might not be known.  In a capitalist and commercial world, getting “known” is expensive and often difficult. I have always known this.

          This is not a criticism of commercialism, but an understanding that there is more than what is marketed, and what is “hot” or “big” at this time. As any artist learns, greatness, is not always achieved in a lifetime. And as the world learns, what is “hot” today, may not always be great. 

          But using photography to draw attention to those who deserve a little more scrutiny, and trying to show “WHY” they deserve more, has been a passion of mine.

          Working with artists, is understanding their art, their personalities, and collaborating with them to create visual images that complement and reflect the emotions and passions within them.

          I realized that I was successful in fashion, not solely because of MY talent, but because I understood what designing was, and what mattered to fashion designers. I understood what mattered to editors and models.

          But I came back from Europe, because in the fashion centers, they didn’t have a vast array of OTHER creative fields. I wanted to feel the energy of collaborating with passionate and driven people.

          My photographic work is wide-ranging, because the artists and characters and people are wide-ranging. Who people ARE, are often, what people DO. And what they Think, and what they Feel.

    Tu Raa – Extraordinary


Steve Coleman – Drop Kick


Steve Coleman – The Tao of Mad Phat


Steve Coleman – Def Trance Beat

(The Modalities of Rhythm)

M-Base Collective – Anatomy of a Groove



Tuu Ra – Cycles



Tamara Nekola – Down Pour


Steve Coleman + The Metrics – Tale of 3 Cities