Customer testimonials for Gwulo's old Hong Kong photos:
Thanks to Jonathan for sharing his framed copy of photo ref:EM003, '1920s Deep Water Bay'.
Points to note: it is cropped from the full scene to highlight the area of interest, and Jonathan has chosen to fill the frame with the print, rather than having a mat surround. 2022.
With the purchase of a condo in Thailand, I had a large, blank wall that needed filling. An idea gradually unfolded: why not display historical black and white photos of HK. After all, my wife and I have lived and worked in the territory for some 20 years and are rather attached to the place. After some research it seemed to me that David Bellis had the best readily available selection from which to choose. With his help and guidance, I selected around 30 for printing at sizes varying from 24x10 and 20x16 through 15 and down to 10 inches. A few weeks later, we met up for a personal delivery of the prints on high quality 310gsm archival photo rag paper. These I supplemented with a small number of additional prints from various other sources.
The next step was to hand carry them to Thailand for framing by a local framer. In the event, I finally chose 24 of the combined set for display. What a fabulous result. All are attached to the wall with 3M Command Strips. David is a delight to deal with and offers a truly excellent service. His Gwulo website is jam-packed full of fascinating historical facts about the scenes depicted. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Mike W, Hong Kong, 2018
The photos that we picked from Gwulo website were very nice, the response from David was very fast. The print outcome was excellent. David told us the story about the photos we choose when he delivered the photos, that was really interesting.
NC, Hong Kong, 2018
Thank you so much for the print. I just took it home and my wife and I love it. It's beautiful and the paper quality superb. I need a nice frame and right place at home to show it off!
Vincent, Hong Kong, 2018
The pictures arrived safely, very prompt. I am very happy with them. Many thanks.
Alan B, Scotland, 2017
Of the many great photo's on the Gwulo web, the one of the Cenotaph from the 1920's stood out for me. Having ordered a large size print (28 X 22 inches), I was particularly impressed with its clarity, which I'm told is due to the huge plates that would have been used to take the original analogue shot. Delivery turnaround time was very good too.
DE, Hong Kong 2017
David responded to my order quickly and within a week they were ready. All round a very good service and the prints were excellent.
John H, Hong Kong, 2016
Ordering from Gwulo couldn't be easier or more friendly with a personal service provided by David who replied to my email within hours and even hand delivered the photograph to me in order to speed up the process knowing I was in a rush to get it framed in time for a friend’s wedding the very next week. I couldn't be happier with both the efficiency and the fine quality of the print itself.
Sebastian Fahey, Hong Kong, 2016
We've just received the print and we love it!! Thank-you so much, it is perfect. We never would have found it on our own.
Karen Mc, Hong Kong, 2016
Thank you so much for the photos. Here's how they look after framing:
This one is on the wall at my wife's desk.
Dr. Alec Cooper, Canada, 2016
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