“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams
We value great photographers for their rare ability to see the same everyday scenes and objects we all do—and yet, through their vision, skills and a little magic, transform them into something very different, moving, and eternal—fine art. We are privileged in this auction to present the works of these accomplished, unique photographers who have risen to the challenge of interpreting and defining life’s large and small ideas, objects and events through the magic of their lenses, and have done so impressively. – BNO Auction
Above: Rêvant des Révolutions in Shanghai and Private Property @ ArcLight Hollywood
Back to the ArcLight where it all started; this time — in Downtown Culver City, featuring a selection of my favourite street photography.
The idea came to me to shoot in Asia in 2009. 7 years later, I am pleased to feature that part of the world in ‘The Beauty Within’.
Home in the hills.
A special thank you to all who visited, and for playing on the MUSE wall!
Filmmaker Monique Lai 賴 昱 蓉 creates a visual feast of the most traditional and yet bold culture of life in Hong Kong. Showcasing a fine eye for detail, the Déjà Vu Collection features images that highlight design and thought as simple gestures; and they are appreciated as a matter of fact. All were photographed in Kowloon City and features imagery in both black and white, and in colour. All titles are a Cantonese pronunciation of the image, a nod to the native language of the city.
In one of the works Lai depicts an abundance of cherries for sale. In “Chay Lay Gi”, the focus of the eye seems to instead move upward to land more heavily on the recycled cardboard. Lai says, “as this may be an oversight to many, the style of this handwriting is large as it is distinct. I love the fact this vendor took great care to label all her fruits in this manner and to re-use the basic material, cardboard. Viewing a group of labels in this manner, was as strong a message as any that these smallest of acts to recycle can make a difference.”