Questioning the subscription to an 'official' image of Victoria Harbour
​維港究竟係乜樣?

Lambda print on dibond

100x75cm each

2010

 

 

Images do not only help people identify a place, but they also partly make up the identity of a place. Often such images don’t reflect much about personal experience of a particular place. They are mostly from what I call a 'subscription' to a stereotypical or an 'official edition' image. 

 

The typical images of the popular Victoria Harbour front is a case in point – showing the island side of the harbor front from Tsim Sha Tsui and often seen in people’s personal photos and advertisements. I am interested in exploring and producing my own personal version of images of places to 'counter’ the 'subscribed official images' of the Victoria Harbour. 

 

My images of place don't mean to be more 'real' than the 'official edition' because I am as biased as others. What I want to offer is a different way of mentally and actually seeing, interpreting a place.

 

能達輸出

每幅100x75cm

​越熟悉的地方,其影像也越抽像,有時也非與該地方的個人經驗相關。維港海旁就是一個好例子。那些影像往往充滿好樓大廈、夜景等,漸漸成了維港的“官方照片”。

​究竟維港有多少個樣?可以怎樣看?大家要去重新發現了。

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