Publishing & Studio
Studio 8 Hong Kong Publishing is both the publishing house and working studio environment to Norm Yip.
On the publishing arena, Norm created Studio 8 to accommodate his passion and interest in showcasing his photographic interest in the form of books. In 2005, his chosen genre of Asian male nudes was finally realized in the publication The Asian Male – 1.AM, and subsequently in 2007, his follow up photography book The Asian Male – 2.AM. Both have received international recognition, setting a publication standard that is rare in this genre.
In 2012, Norm has embarked on a new publication entitled beaux magazine, a magazine that dedicated to Asian male beauty, making it an extension to the Asian male series that has been so well received. beaux is a French word, meaning ‘boys’, and is ideally suited for audiences seeking more Asian male beauty from photographers both in Hong Kong, Asia and internationally.
In addition to the publication entity of Studio 8, the name is also synonymous with the working space and mini-gallery where Norm currently works and showcases his art. Although many know Norm’s work to be primarily photographic, Norm also delves into the realm of painting, graphite and mixed media. He has also curated several exhibitions with artists in Hong Kong, Thailand and Canada.