Artist Profile | Norman Wong

Norman Wong

Fashion and Celebrity Photographer, based in Toronto, Canada.

Norman Wong graduated from University of Toronto in 2008 from the Visual Studies and Semiotics Communications Program.  Since 2004, Wong has worked in the Toronto Commercial film production industry as an assistant to veteran executive producers and sales directors.  He discovered photography during the early years of working in the industry.  He began photographing on set of many commercials and music videos.  Wong’s first photography assignment was to do on set portraits behind the making of LIVE AID CANADA commercial backstage at LIVE 8 Barrie in July 2 2005.  It was that event that shaped the type of photography he will pursue.  Wong began documenting the local Indie rock sensation Broken Social Scene.  He started video documenting for an untitled Broken Social Scene Documentary and later on moved into still documentation.  Within working with the band Wong began his work within the Canadian Independent Music Community.  Wong has photographed numerous respected musical acts like Metric, Stars, Gentleman Reg, Feist, Holy Fuck, and Land of Talk.  He began experimenting with fashion photography where he exclusively photographs for Canadian Super Model Agent Elmer Olsen.  Wong began pursuing commercial photography in late 2008, and has already been published in magazines like FLARE, DAZED AND CONFUSED, and UNDER THE RADAR.  Wong received the Emerging Artist Award from Gallery TPW in 2006 for his thesis work in the Visual Studies Program at UofT documenting the Drag Queen Culture in Toronto Church St Strip.  Wong continues to pursue commercial photography and is working on a photographic essay about the current Canadian Indie Music Community.  Wong met Charles Spearin through documenting the Broken Social Scene and was in awe of his Happiness Project.  Wong is starting to pursue his own artwork and wants to help make The Happiness Project more than just an audio experience.

See his personal work at normwong.tumblr.com

Represented by Kathi Z Management.

Recent Work / Posts | Norman Wong

F-A-C-I-A-L-I-S-M

Norman Wong solo show 107 Shaw Gallery Oct. 14 – 30, 2010 Opening Reception – Oct. 14th, 2010 – 7pm – 11pm

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Stutter on Screen

Bravo! Television has screened Stutter short nationally we can share it with you here online and in full format. Enjoy!

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This Thunder

Directed by MIDDLESCHOOL (Aaron Kopff, Norman Wong and Daniel Grant) Produced by Electric Train Productions, Agi Gutkowska and Katharine Wilson Art Direction/Styling by Yen Chen, Rachel Etigson and Agi Gutkowska Eye Weekly blog feature.

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MIDDLESCHOOL @ THE WHITE HOUSE

MIDDLESCHOOL is presenting a video installation featuring the collaboration of Norman Wong, Aaron Kopff, Daniel Grant, Faye Mullen, Mila Victoria, Agi Gutkowska and Parallels at The White House. Check out the event details for THE WHITE HOUSE on FACEBOOK.

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