Evening Hurries by
In a Buddhist Temple
On the Stages of Life
My friend Marlene introduced me to photographer, Fan Ho who is currently represented by the Modernbook Gallery in Palo Alto, California. I was instantly inspired and excited by his work. He took these images over 50 years ago which I find incredibly intriguing since his work is so modern. He has received over 280 awards from international photography contests and exhibitions and also teaches as a "guest professor" at universities around the world.
Seeing Hong Kong through Ho's lens is like stepping into a fantasy world where light plays along the walls with a whimsical sense of humor . His perspective gives the impression of a well designed and thought out scene, but perhaps they were captured through chance? The title of his exhibition, The Living Theatre, lends itself to the former, although my child-like imagination prefers to think these moments existed in real time. His use of shadows to highlight shapes and figures mixed with a suspension of movement is breathtaking. I would love to step into Fan Ho's Hong Kong Yesterday for a weekend and watch the magic unfold.
Have a beautiful and magical weekend.