Feb 23, 2012|
Photography is all about telling a story, and “The Underground Scene”— an exhibition spotlighting Hong Kong as a haven for street photographers and celebrating photography’s exciting and endless evolution—hints at the epic story behind the culture of street photography in Hong Kong.
The speed of auto focus vs instant focus, the need to calculate exposure vs instant exposure—these are but a few of the elements a street photographer needs to think about.
“Every day I hunt like a predator on the street, I shoot in disguise lurking at the corner, waiting for my photos,” Lai confesses in reference to his passion and obsession.
“The Underground Scene” is the inaugural exhibition of Photoblog.hk’s new studio space in Jordan, Studio Kim Tak (Flat A, 6/F, Kim Tak Building, 328-342 Nathan Rd., Jordan, 2713-0997). With more than 15,000 browsers each day, Photoblog.hk has established itself as both a resource and an outlet—a place where people can satisfy their desire to engage their critical eyes, and where they can appreciate the creative output of others. Whether or not you’re the creative type, this is a great blog to browse for inspiration.
Photography’s foundations lie in technology, and technological advancements have watched pinholes transform into digital cameras, which have more recently attached themselves to our cell phones, which in most cases are in our pockets at all hours. The quality of these cameras rival their non-phone competitors to the point that iPhoneography is already a recognized genre with its own sub-genres. The phenomenon of iPhoneography isn’t necessarily changing the nature of the fine art of photography—but it is introducing fresh new players, alternative outlooks and innovative styles to the classic pastime.
iPhoneography workshops and sharing sessions will be held during the exhibition period. Contact Studio Kim Tak for more details.
“The Underground Scene” Exhibition Date: 24 Feb – 25 Mar 2012
Studio Kim Tak opening reception: 24 Feb 2012 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)