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Artist Feature | Xeme

Artist Feature | Xeme

Walking around the streets of HK, one might notice a surge in graffiti and street art, definitely more noticeable now than a decade ago. In a city with a modest graff community, a few names stand out from the rest, one of which we are honored to have as our next Artist Feature. 

If you look hard enough and keep an eye out, you'll start to appreciate the art form that so few decide to take on. You start to wonder how these artists manage to hit certain spots, how they managed to throw up such...


Artist Feature | Bryant Vallejo

Artist Feature | Bryant Vallejo

There's a calm-cool vibe about our next artist - but not in your typical surfer dude persona. Only a few people embody the true hustle of working for yourself and getting shit done. From making music to running a surf lifestyle brand - to being on the road and raising a family - from afar Bryant Vallejo looks like he's got it all locked in, but taking a closer look you realize he's just like the rest of us, charging through everyday life.

I met Bryant around 2009 when I first moved back to...


Artist Feature | Ollie Rodgers

Artist Feature | Ollie Rodgers

There are many people to meet, many stories to hear in Hong Kong. That's why it's always nice coming across like-minded artists moving towards the same goal of creating and inspiring. We take a minute to chat with Ollie Rodgers (Mr Koo) and how skateboarding was the springboard into his journey into artistry.

In Frame | Spray Sessions

In Frame | Spray Sessions

One of the pillars that Gahyao was founded on was to push ourselves, both creatively and physically - to always try something new.

Growing up in the 90s, skateboarding and punk rock were definitely a subculture in HK (more so in Manila), so I was naturally drawn to graffiti and tattoo culture too.

Graffiti was something I always admired from a distance, I never thought I’d have the hands or the skill set to get something up from scratch.

Last October I decided to take that insecurity and break it, to go out there and try it myself.

The...


Artist Feature | Maui Hidalgo

Artist Feature | Maui Hidalgo

We take a minute to catch up with skate photographer extraordinaire - Maui Hidalgo - on coasting through life, freelance photography and life as a skate photographer in the Philippines. "Our third Artist Feature hits close to home. I met Maui back in 2003 when skateboarding was all we did, day-in-day-out."