ABOUT

MY STORY

I'm a 28 year old photographer from the UK. I graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Portsmouth in 2012. In 2014, I booked a one-way flight to Asia in the search of turning my life upside down.

 

In my travels I visited big cities in Asia to get inspired by the skyscrapers, the lights and the neon signs. Something that I'd never seen back home. When I arrived in Hong Kong I came with a camera and not much else. After living in a youth hostel for over 100 days, and after 98 job applications, I eventually got a job in architecture. In my time in the hostel, I had almost no money, so I used my time to teach myself photography. I went out almost everyday exploring Hong Kong and learning how to use my camera. The city itself kept me constantly inspired.

I went on to work in architecture for two years here in Hong Kong. Eventually, I decided that my passion really lied with photos and not architecture. I quit my architecture job to pursue my passion in photography fully.

In order to survive in one of the world's most expensive cities, I taught myself how to shoot almost every type of photography - just so I could keep a roof over my head and put food on my plate. I taught myself everything from cityscapes to portraits, food to interiors, drone work to videography. 

 

I have now been a photographer in Hong Kong for 4 years and have worked on everything from the smallest niche events to all of the biggest events that the city has to offer such as Clockenflap and Rugby 7’s. My versatility in my work has made me sought after by the biggest brand names and clients within Hong Kong and in Asia. I have now shot over 1000 events in Hong Kong and overseas. I combine a variety of experiences skills to put together my photography style, whether its aerial work, fashion, video, products, food, portraits, landscapes, architecture, corporate, nightclubs, art, sports or festivals, I’ll bring in a whole range of experiences when I shoot any event.

 

Apart from my event work, I have also held 11 photography exhibitions now for my Hong Kong urban / drone work. My most notable one being held by the British Consulate, where I was selected and asked to display a collection of work as part of the anniversary of the 20 Year hand over.

All in all, I hope my work shows you new perspectives of Hong Kong that maybe you've never seen before. Whether its the city or the events happening within it - I hope my photos inspire you to take a second look at the things around you .

 

 
 

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

 EXHIBITIONS

2016
STOCKTON PRESENTS DERRY AINSWORTH

FLIGHT CENTRE EXHIBITION

2017

URBAN AIR
BRITISH CONSULATE: QUEENS BIRTHDAY

BAMBOO SCENES LAUNCH

2018
CASINO CITY

BAMBOO SCENES BITE UNITE

CHILDREN OF MEKHONG

BAMBOO SCENES BLOCK PARTY
2019

BAMBOO SCENES X HOME KONG

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TV - FANTASTIC TV - DERRY AINSWORTH - WE ARE HONGKONGERS
HONG KONG 2018

NEWS - APPLE DAILY - DERRY AINSWORTH - MY STORY
HONG KONG 2018

RADIO - RTHK RADIO 3 - DERRY AINSWORTH 
HONG KONG 2018

 

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