Exhibition Poster

Here’s the exhibition poster!

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I’ll be reading a few poems at the opening ceremony (5th Nov 2015, 5pm) and some of the photographs with accompanying poems will appear in my forthcoming 2016 book. It’s open to public. Come by if you’re in the area!

Rural Views

I’m here again and again.

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It doesn’t look like much – but it has wonderful views.

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The environment is a work of art.

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The mood is always leisurely.

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The debris is zen.

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There’s artless beauty here.

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I’m happy to be marooned here.

Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Venus 800

The Management of Space

We’re all very space conscious in Hong Kong.

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Everyone is watchful.

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Are windows for looking in or looking out?

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We’re mindful of where not to go.

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We know where we are at all times.

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Even nature has discipline.

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A tree bends to seek a path.

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A home is both inside and outside.

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Storage space is outside.

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A home is a store.

Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Venus 800

Exhibition Prep

So, I’m in the midst of preparing for a solo photography exhibition, to be held on campus.

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And experimenting with various papers I’ve collected.

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Photographs on mobile phone/tablet/computer screens are not the same as print photographs.

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The materiality of photography is a fascinating thing indeed.

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Some printing mistakes, and a few books that inspire me.

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I’m teaching an MA course on social media, photography and writing, so many ideas are floating around in my head even as I’m prepping for the exhibition.

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It’s all coming together … photography, literature, critique.

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Nietzsche, Foucault, etc., have asked that question – how can we live our lives deliberately, such that our lives become works of art?

Another Place in HK

Sometimes, we need to disappear into that rabbit hole.

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To an alternative Hong Kong.

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Where you could walk at your own pace and not worry about obstructing others on a crowded pavement.

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You could take your time (and not have it taken away from you).

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You could just stay put.

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Have some peace of mind.

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And mental space.

Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Fuji Venus 800

Against a Wall

This has been done many times before.

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I really like this wall.

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There’s texture, brick by brick.

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The colour is luminous.

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The window is dark enough.

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I’m a fly on the wall.

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Nice door.

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There’s no end to the stream of individuals.

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All deep in thought.

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Conversing with their individual humanity.

Camera: Olympus XA 3

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400

People and Things

There’s nothing new under the sun with street photography.

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There are things.

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There are people.

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There are people.

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And there are things.

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There are people and there are things.

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There’s no end to looking.

Camera: Olympus XA 3

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400