"Pencil and paper are just as important as numbers. Without us artist and creatives, you wouldn’t have the nice clothes you are wearing, you wouldn’t have the home you’re living in or the office you work in or any of the material goods you possess. So, give us a little more credit."

Having grown up in the UK, where he studied illustration and animation at Manchester Metropolitan University, freelance photographer Earl Wan is currently living and working in Hong Kong. He aims to bring fashion photography to "another level" and has worked for many well-known magazines and brands, including China Vogue, Hong Kong's Prestige magazine, Cathay Pacific's in-house titles, Kismet, Shanghai Tang and G.O.D. Besides fashion photography, he is also interested in capturing the the essence of city life: The Colours And The Shapes is a series of photographs taken in Hong Kong.