Born in Hong Kong, Almond Chu began his career as a professional photographer and photo-artist in 1986 after graduating from the Tokyo College of Photography. In 1993, he set up his own studio, Almond Chu Photography, and was awarded Agfa Fellowship Young Photographer Award by the Asian Culture Council. In 2004, he was invited to become one of the prominent speakers of the International Literary and Aesthetic Symposium organized by Bonn University and the Art & Exhibition Hall of Deutschland, Germany.
He founded the art photography organisation pH5 Photo Group in 2005 to promote art photography in Hong Kong. Two years later, he founded the art photography magazine pHi and was appointed as the editor-in-chief. He has been invited to exhibit his work in various countries such as Germany, Italy, Denmark, Canada, Russia, Japan, China, Hong Kong and New Zealand.