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
There are 25 works in the exhibition photographed in Vietnam, China, and Hong Kong.
A very special thank you to Gordon Cheung, Zetter Picture Framer, Paul Tam at Digital Force, and Joe Wong in Hong Kong. Installation design by 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:
Extended thru June 30, 2016 at Muse, Hotel Stage in Hong Kong! All images in the Déjà Vu series were photographed in the quaint neighborhood of Kowloon City. Capturing images of a timeless and nostalgic 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.”