I like you for you. This is how we feel in the beginning of a love affair. As times goes on and we grow apart, the decision to stay gets tough. This art installation tells the tale of a true story of a 5 year relationship between Sarah and Mark that is told thru voicemails. We hear Sarah’s voice after their first date, and we fast forward towards the end where we hear from Mark. The visuals are my interpretation of a woman’s journey. There are times we feel the prettiest and there are times we certainly do not. The ultimate test is whether we can surpass the challenges as they come; and will he/she stay by your side?
“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 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
“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams
I am excited to share my favorite travel images thru Asia in a new street-style photography series, ‘The Beauty Within’.
This series will premiere in the U.S. at ArcLight Culver City, October 5 thru December 13, 2016 in Los Angeles. See you at the movies! A very special thank you to Gordon Cheung at Zetter Picture Framer, Paul Tam at Digital Force, Joe Wong in Hong Kong, and Installation designer Sharon While.
Home in the hills.
Hotel Stage guests playfully showcase their creative wall designs with artwork from the Déjà Vu photography collection. A special thank you to all who visited, and for playing on the MUSE magnetic wall! Here are a few highlights of the Design Your Own Wall challenge:
Exhibition now extended thru June 30, 2016 at Muse, Hotel Stage! All images in the Déjà Vu series were photographed in the quaint neighborhood of Kowloon City. The works capture a timelessness and the nostalgia of the classic Hong Kong.
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. Photographed in Kowloon City the images are both black and white, and in colour. Titles have a Cantonese pronunciation and are a nod to the native language of the city. Exhibition takes place at MUSE, Hotel Stage, located at 1 Chi Wo Street, Kowloon, in Hong Kong.
In one of the works, Lai depicts an abundance of cherries for sale where the eyes seemingly move from the cherries towards the recycled cardboard sign in ‘Chay Lay Gi’. Lai says, “as this may be an oversight to many, this handwriting-style is large and distinct. I love the fact this vendor took great care to label all her fruit signs with cardboard. Viewing a group of labels together sends a strong message as any that the smallest of acts recycling can make a difference.”