The Gwulo Shop
Please click on the item you are interested in:
- Books about old Hong Kong
- Prints of Gwulo's photos, ready for framing
- Digital images ready for your design & media projects
- Entertaining talks about old Hong Kong, richly illustrated with Gwulo's photos, or
- Guided walks around Mount Davis: Guns, Graves & Geckos!
If you'd like to buy a print of an old Hong Kong photo as a gift or to decorate your home or office, please browse through the catalogue to see the photos we have available, then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know:
- which photos you like,
- the size of print you prefer (Standard is 8x10" @ HK$480, and large is 12x15" @ HK$960. Custom enlargements are available), and
- where you'd like the prints delivered to (overseas orders are welcome)
I'll reply with all the details.
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
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
You've seen Gwulo's photos around Hong Kong already, as they've been used in advertisements, books, exhibitions, interior design for offices and restaurants, etc.
Our photos have been carefully scanned at high-resolution, then digitally restored and made available as 16/48-bit images in Photoshop format to give you full flexibility in how you use them. TIFF and JPEG formats are also available if you prefer.
Please browse through the catalogue to see which images are suitable, then contact me at email@example.com to let me know which photographs you're interested in and how you plan to use them in your project. I'll let you know how I can help.