June 11, 2018 RIZEMAG 0Comment

Cody Choi

Cody Choi began his journey as a photographic artists touring the world with the spectacular Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.  His style is fresh and innovative with a definitively unique ability to capture moving image.  We caught up with him ahead with his upcoming London Exhibition with Olumide Gallery London in Nine Elms.

What is your background ?

I started dancing when i was 17 year old. I studied Modern Dance at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and received a full scholarship to join the Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban in London.  I am an experienced professional choreographer and dancer performing at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, The Place,  LG, World Dance Alliance, Greenwich Dance in London and other major venues across Europe and Asia.  Its great when you have the opportunity to work creatively, I was also chosen to feature as a dancer on Hollywood productions including 47 Ronin , Walking on Sunshine & Doctor Strange.

How did you get started as a photographic artist ?

I started doing dance photography while dancing around the world with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake for 3 years. I did’t think I would become a dance photography one day, it happened naturally. Choreography is definitely my first love of creating art. My choreography has been shown at Royal Opera House, BBC and I will keep choreographing.

Every stage of your career, specially when you’re a creative person, if you are an artist, you need to show work because when you’re 30 years old you won’t be able to create the same thing as when you were 20. So every journey is different. When you look back you’ll be glad that you did it.

What type of camera do you use to shoot ? What do you say to those who don’t see digital photography as an art form?

 I use a Nikon full frame DSLR camera .  Some people don’t see digital photography as an art form – For me, we just use different tool, media, technology to create art with same attitude, and there are many galleries & museums exhibiting digital photography.

Do you see a connection between dance and art ?

 Yes, they can be very creative and unique , they have the power to make you know yourself better and move you forward.

An Artist what do you feel your role is within the society ?

 To make people feel, to make people think.
The Olumide Gallery are dedicated to providing access and supporting top new  talent for collectors, as well as those who are new to the industry. Get in touch for information on how to attend the exhibition and private view www.ogallerylondon.com