Born in London in 1970, William Furniss has been working in photography for his entire career. His fascination with urbanism and the interaction of cities and the environment has led Furniss to multiple projects around the world. His creative process starts with a unique vision of urban life reflecting the positive, frenetic energy, and unique character that defines a city. With a clear vision of what he aims to capture in mind,
Furniss exhaustively works his concept backward from the final vision through unrelenting technical trials until he achieves mastery of both the concept and how to achieve it photographicaly (without computer manipulation). His strict, almost fanatical adherence to the art of photography continually challenges the realm of possibility within the art form .
Reflective surfaces in landscapes such as bodies of water and architectural surfaces are well documented, however Furniss, inspired by the typhoon shelters and neon in his native Hong Kong, pushes the subject to ever deeper levels of apparent abstraction