Posts Tagged ‘hong kong

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Mar
12

Dani Subagja : ‘Hong Kong’ Series (Street Photography)

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“In my opinion, black & white photos are somehow more able to tell the depth of a story; something beyond the colour (black & white) itself, since it might be easier to get disrupted by the colours of a photo. I agree both colour and black & white work better for certain subjects. I think colour photos describe the subject while black & white photos narrate the subject. Additional to that, I guess it has to do with personal taste. I find black & white photos appeal to me and inspire me more.” ~ Dani Subagja

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I like exploring places and documenting them. I take my camera with me wherever I go, not necessarily aiming to take a photograph, it’s just always in my bag. Since a street journey comes with a unique environment and unpredictable encounters most of the time, for me it’s impossible to get completely uninterested, even with very familiar places. The challenge is familiar places often entrap me by keeping me taking photographs with too similar scenes. This can be boring sometimes. And new places, although they may bear some resemblance with familiar places, mostly excite and refresh me. Structures, geometries, alleys and distinctive moments are among my “favorite captures”. Dani Subagja

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Dani Subagja : WordPress

An Interview with Dani Subagja

Places: Dani Subagja’s Street Journey

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13
Mar
12

Fan Ho : ‘Hong Kong Yesterday’ Series (Photography)

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‘Approaching Shadow’
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Fan Ho
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‘Pattern’
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Fan Ho
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‘People Crossing’
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Fan Ho
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‘Afternoon Chat’
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Fan Ho
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‘The Lonely Conductor’
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‘Lonely Stroll’
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Fan Ho
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‘Inferno’
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Born in Shanghai, China in 1932, Fan Ho later moved to Hong Kong with his family, where he began to take photographs using a Rolleiflex camera given to him by his father. In the beginning, Fan Ho considered photography an engaging pastime. But as he roamed the streets and alleyways of Hong Kong, he was drawn to the city and its inhabitants. Whether it’s the slums of Hong Kong, its pulsing city streets, or its light-filled stairwells, the patterns of daily life are the inspiration for his still photographs.

Inspired by the Bauhaus point of view and a strong sense of abstraction, Fan Ho’s cosmopolitan, multicultural Hong Kong becomes a magical city of light and dark, shadow and substance, crowds and isolation. The experimental nature of Fan Ho’s vision is immediately apparent in these photographs, which are notable not only for their altered perspectives, dramatic compositions and surreal abstraction, but also for the view they provide of the markets, streets and slums of Hong Kong. – [Ext]

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Fan Ho : Modernbook

Fan Ho : More Works

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10
Mar
11

Michael Najjar : ‘Netropolis’ (Hybrid Photography)

hong kong
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

new york
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

são paulo
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

peking
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

berlin
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

dubai
‘netropolis’
lightjet-print
48 x 70 inches

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The series ‘Netropolis’ [2003 – 2006] is an exploration of the way global cities will develop in the future. In 1926 director Fritz Lang created the vision of a futuristic 21st Century megacity in his film ‘Metropolis’. Now that we’ve crossed the threshold of the 21st Century new sets of factors unthought of by Lang move to shape the future of our urban species. Of similar magnitude to the impact of the industrial revolution in the late 19th Century, it is now computer networks and the information society based on them which are the main vehicles for change, the key elements transforming the face of our urban living spaces. The complexity of a huge megacity is to be considered as material embodiment of information density. Telematic space endows the urban environment with a new form of structure, intermingling with it and giving birth to a completely unprecedented form of urban space.

The panoramic view transforms the reality of urban spacial structure into landscape. The digital fusion of panoramic views taken from different angles transforms the landscape into a woven fabric of relationships which is abstract and multi-layered yet still underpinned by a geographic reference point. Viewing the city from a distance inverses the perceptual order of objects viewed in close up. The view from afar is orientated on what is clearly visible from a distance and provides a context for objects which appear too close when viewed close up and thus retain their strangeness. In virtual space, however, distance and proximity lie on the selfsame level. The different cities and relationship strands need first to be combined and interwoven before they can give rise to a completely unprecedented and imaginary form of urbanity – the telematic netropolis. [michael najjar : series description]

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Michael Najjar : Website

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