If anyone happens to be in the Palm Springs area on November 1st, Fusion Art’s Best in Show exhibition opens with a reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition includes my photo “Hong Kong Temple,” which won best in show in their Cityscapes contest back in June. The exhibition runs from November 1st through the 18th.
You can now purchase select prints of mine online:
BBC Chinese did a small picture gallery of my circular Chinese photos. These photos were taken in Shanghai, Beijing, Wuzhen, Hong Kong, and Taiwan: http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/world-40138773
Just learned that my photo “Hong Kong Temple” won Best in Show (Digital & Photography) for Fusion Arts online Cityscapes exhibition. Along with a cash prize, I will also be invited to their exhibition for monthly Best in Show winners in Palm Springs in November. Full details about the Cityscapes exhibition can be found here: http://fusionartps.com/2nd-annual-cityscapes-art-exhibition-june-2017/
Took my macro lens out to play with some of my wife’s stash of foreign correspondence (from her time working with BBC World Service). All photos shot with my Nikon Df, 105mm macro lens, and natural light. First up: Asia.
Have learned that the photography world has lost a true master: Fan Ho. Born in Shanghai in 1931, he first delved into photography at the age of 14, when his father gave him a Rolleiflex twin-lens camera. After moving to Hong Kong in 1949, he began taking photographs of the streets and alleys of old Central Hong Kong, and of other markets and street stalls in the Hong Kong of the time. His creative output in the 1950s and 1960s included what are now recognized as some of Hong Kong’s most iconic photographic images. Between 1958 and 1965, he was eight times named one of the Top Ten Photographers of the World by the Photographic Society of America. (Taken from The Story of Fan Ho.)
“Her Study” by Fan Ho (1963)
I highly recommend his book Hong Kong Yesterday, which was the first in a trilogy of titles that also includes The Living Theatre and Hong Kong Memoir. All titles are available through modernbook.
A good sampling of his work can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/aug/20/fan-ho-hong-kong-street-photography-in-pictures