in Hong Kong, Harold Ma studied in the U.S.A., worked in England and
Winnipeg, Manitoba, and later moved to Vancouver with his family in 1972.
He practised as an architect until his retirement in 2004.
Harold started making black and white photo prints in his high school
years in Hong Kong and has been making Cibachrome prints in Canada since
1986. Today he remains one of the very few
enthusiasts who still maintain a facility for this very fine type of
Harold has used 135, 6x6 and 6x7 camera formats but recently has embraced
135 digital photography as a new found tool. Colors, forms, graphics
and quality lighting have been treated as primary elements ever since
Harold took up photography. His favorite subjects are nature, landscape,
and what may appear to be off-hand snapshots of daily life but which
are actually precise arrangements of one or more of the above elements.
To Harold, taking pictures fulfills an inner calling and satisfies
a compulsion with a non-specific purpose. He attempts to capture an
aesthetic and artistic perception. This website does have a purpose
though - to share with others, through the power of photography, the
meaningful moments of Harold Ma's journey in life.