Christopher DeWolf

Christopher DeWolf

Christopher DeWolf is a writer and photographer based in Hong Kong. His work focuses mainly on urban life, culture and art, as well as social issues, politics, small business, history and heritage.

Chris’ passion for cities manifested itself at an early age in the elaborate Lego metropolises he forced his dad to build. Eventually, he found SimCity, and then later photography, propelling him to share both his imaginary cities and his real city online. He launched Urbanphoto in September 1999 and has maintained it since.

Before he moved from Montreal to Hong Kong in 2008, Chris wrote regularly for the Montreal Gazette and the Montreal Mirror. He was urban issues columnist for Maisonneuve from 2004 to 2009. He has also written for more than a dozen other publications, including the National Post, Spacing, Western Living, This Magazine, Canadian Notes and Queries, Muse, Travel + Leisure and TIME.

Chris is now a regular contributor to the South China Morning Post and CNNGo. He is also editor-at-large for the architecture, art and design magazine Surface Asia.

Chris’ photos have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, advertisements and books, including on the cover of the award-winning Histoire de la littérature québécoise. His photos have also been featured in the Musée de la civilisation du Québec‘s 2008/2009 exhibition, Urbanopolis, and they were exhibited internationally as part of the Institut de la ville en mouvement‘s 2008/2009 show, “La rue est à nous… tous!