I’m Steve “Spike” Schechter, a photographer and writer. After more than 17 years in Hong Kong, I’ve now relocated to Manila.

My specialties as a photographer include concerts and live performances, events and parties, business conferences and head shots.

My clients have included:



I’m also a partner and photographer at PASM Workshop, a unique photography studio and event space in Hong Kong.

I majored in film production in college and worked in the industry for several years, doing a variety of jobs on feature films (including Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining) as well as dozens of television commercials and industrial films before accidentally slipping into a career in IT management, which has since taken me around the world.

Along with the IT stuff, I’ve always written – mostly about music, movies and technology.  I’ve written for a variety of publications for almost 40 years.  In Hong Kong, I wrote gear reviews and news for the South China Morning Post and had a popular free wheeling column called “Spike” in BC Magazine for several years.  I started the Hongkie Town blog back in 2004 but now you’ll find me blogging at Spike In Manila.

Perhaps thanks to my corporate background, I enjoy the engagement with people while shooting corporate events and conferences and find each event to be a learning experience.  Music has always been a big part of my life and that gives me a special affinity for capturing emotions when shooting musicians in concert.

I’m new to Manila and I’m hoping to connect with other writers, photographers and musicians here. Please drop me a line to introduce yourself or suggest other people here I should reach out to.

Please feel free to contact me to enquire about my rates and availability or if you would like to license any of the images you see here.