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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 end result was not what I had in my head, but the hardest part is done, now I can only push forward....

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In Frame | California Sessions

Last March we were fortunate enough to have done a trip to California. It is without a doubt that California played an important role in shaping the skateboarding and surfing scene. Everything about the lifestyle rings true to the very core of Gahyao - skate, grafitti, music and art. Photos shot with a Disposable Lomography Camera and 35mm film. Enjoy the #photodump.    

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Artist Feature | Jacob Tang

In our second installment of our Artist Feature, we meet up with a HK - Filipino Tattooer and artist. Jacob Tang owns and runs Lucky 6 Tattoo in Kwai Chung, with roots in Graffiti and Skateboarding. We feel like it's the perfect blend of the culture that we built this company on.   'Always try to motivate others to keep it up, to just keep going.' Gahyao : Hi Jacob, why don't you introduce yourself? Jacob : I'm Jacob Tang, a Hong Kong Artist and shop owner of Lucky 6 Tattoo. I grew up in Hong Kong, and spent most of my early life here. It wasn't until I reached university that I spent a lot of time in Manila. I went to University...

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