Road | 道路 2017-11-16T08:04:14+00:00

Project Description

Road | 道路

 

 

Description:

Photo Now is against any boundary in photography. There is no need to define any style because photography is the writing with images; randomly seen and loved impressions taken freely to be shared with other people. Photography is a leisure hobby of design graduate James Wong. He likes to record interesting things around him. The「DesignXcel」team therefore recommended him to Photo Now and arranged them to collaborate. After seeing the works of several graduates and meeting them, Lai Yat Lam, Co-founder of Photo Now suggested them to produce new works with a shared theme.

As a result, James created the “Road” series. He shot with flash and high shutter speed on roads at night. Apart from the foreground, the further an object is away from the flash, the more unclear it becomes. Sometimes, only darkness is seen. Somehow, the noise of the photos makes the work more real.

James does not think anyone would normally see the world in this way. This is how the results would interest them, just as how a photo taken with a film camera would be like before printing – no one knows the outcome. This series of photos implies how Hong Kong people see their future. With doubt and anxiety, they cannot look farther.

「現在攝影」認為攝影不設界限,沒有必要強行定義風格,因為攝影就像我們用影像寫作,隨心摘下所看、所愛、然後跟別人分享那些印象。設計畢業生黃浩賢閒餘時有攝影的興趣,喜歡透過鏡頭記錄身邊的有趣事物,《設計列陣》團隊便推薦黃給「現在攝影」,安排雙方合作。「現在攝影」共同創始人之一賴憶南看過幾位畢業生的作品,與他們面談交流拍攝心得之後,希望他們能吸納意見,再創作全新但有共通主題的作品。

結果,黃創作了「道路」系列作品。他於夜間的道路上,利用閃光燈和較高的快門速度拍攝。前景以外,物體離閃光燈愈遠就會愈不清晰,甚至只剩下一片漆黑。不過,最後所得的總體影像呈現的些微雜訊(Noise),反而令作品更為真實。

認為正因為一般人未必會這樣看世界,所以對他們來說結果會頗有趣,就像用菲林相機拍照一樣,拍攝的一刻永遠不知道照片的沖曬效果。這一系列的照片喻意香港人如何看待自己的未來:他們看不清自己的遠景,充滿了疑惑和不安。

Design Graduate:

Wong Ho Yin, James | 黃浩賢

Collaborator:

Photo Now | 現在攝影

Email:

hoyin19941028@gmail.com

School:

Creative Media | City University of Hong Kong | 香港城市大學