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    • June 20, 2019 如傷疤都有靈 -《我們不是暴民》⁣⁣⁣
      如傷疤都有靈 -《我們不是暴民》⁣⁣⁣ 說2014年的「雨傘運動」是本港史上擁有最豐富影像記錄的社會運動,絕不為過,媒體上當然有著全方位的報導,所有攝影記者在這81日期間疲於奔命,展現了無邊的專業精神,外國媒體也派遣大量攝影師來港採訪,另外當時出現了不少「素人」攝影師,當中包括很多非從事報導攝影專業的攝影師,亦承擔了影像記錄的工作,因為當時運動的幅員甚廣,他們的圖像可以作為補漏拾遺,也起著佐證的功用。⁣⁣⁣
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      傘運過後固然有不少文字著作回顧或反思這片載入了史冊的時空,也有一些相關的攝影集出版,各有其特色,有以純拍攝抗爭空間的超現實場景,有詩人以攝影作品配上文字的詩集,也有以抗爭道具或物件作主題的。更多的是用報導攝影方式,嘗試將「傘運」始末展示出來,正如不少報導攝影作品,他們相對強調一些富有視覺衝擊或張力的情緒化場面,例如抗爭者跟警察對峙,劍拔弩張的衝突場面,又或夜色下萬人高唱的感性場面,這些書都有一個共同特質,就是以攝影集作為給讀者一種再次體驗事件的平台,希望傳達「傘運」的那份波瀾壯闊。資深攝影記者譚志榮自資出版的《我們不是暴民》,卻一是本小品,我說是小品,是因為此書恬靜得根本感受不到「暴」與「動」,有別於其他以事件本身為主軸的出版,這是一本以抗爭者為本位出發的攝影集,實屬異類。⁣⁣⁣
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      此書分為三個章節,有人物的黑白特寫肖像,有街頭的抓拍場景,最後是一些細節的特寫例如抗爭者的用品和物件,是簡潔易明的編輯思維。情緒上的冷靜貫穿全書,書中沒有衝擊場面,沒有暗角黑警,沒有水馬鐵馬,沒有炫目的拍攝手法,對抗爭者的浪漫感性投射是有但也是相對約制,就正正是這種平鋪直敘,更令讀者更容易將自己的情感代入書中。⁣⁣⁣
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      可能是作者個性所然,《我們不是暴民》出版時沒有經過大肆推廣和發行,沒有在社交媒體viral過,在書店裡悄悄的上架,也不知不覺的下架,更因為此書沒有叫人驚艷的皮囊,沒有一些特別高規格的印刷水平或特別工藝,以至相信認識這本書的人比認識其他「傘運」相關出版的人為少。⁣⁣⁣
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      翻到書中一張張疲憊的臉孔,隔著沾著霧氣的眼罩也能感到他們目光灼灼,這些臉孔跟讀者面面相窺,帶來無限想像。我們也許已知道他們往後的命運,其中可能有人被拘捕,有人被撿控罪成而斷送前途,更甚是正在受牢獄之苦,也或是要因此而遠走他鄉。⁣⁣⁣
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      自已一直冷靜審視一些「傘運」的書籍,是不希望如傷痕文學般去看待這段歷史,今天「反送中」的社會運動,參與人數屢破記錄,原來潛藏良久的「傘運」種子今天已開花。每人抗爭成本不同,自然有各個程度的不合作運動,「6.12」政總鎮壓雖沒有站在前線,卻目睹警方高度暴力鎮壓抗爭者,他們再一次被標籤成為「暴徒」。帶著焦慮不安回家,立即再翻一下這此書,希望跟這些有血有肉的臉孔來一次再遇,我的目光最後停留在一個抗爭者那雙穿破了的皮鞋特寫,久久不能自己。⁣⁣⁣
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    • June 02, 2019 Alec Soth - I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating⁣⁣
      Alec Soth - I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating⁣⁣ A lot of portraiture photography comes from the photographers ego. They want this particular shot and they’re going to get it. This often leads to many forgetting that photography only ever takes. It is only a one way transaction. And in Alec Soth’s new book, ‘I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating’, he considers a different approach to portraiture. ⁣⁣
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      In this new series of work, each photograph has been crafted so sensitively, so aware that his own presence intrudes the sitter, he’s often photographing them from afar. He creates a soft and intimate look at his sitters, allowing them and himself to just co-exist. Where he once pushed for the photo he wanted, this time, it’s more to do with catching even just a glimpse of the person in front of him. Because in the end, portraiture photography isn’t going to capture someones' soul/essence, it’s only ever going to capture the external appearance of someone.⁣⁣
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      #photobook #americanphotographer #documentary photography #portraiture #largeformatphotography
    • April 14, 2019 製造耶穌光-濱田祐史《photograph》⁣
      製造耶穌光-濱田祐史《photograph》⁣

      大家都聽過,攝影的字根由光(photo)和繪畫(graph)組成。翻開日本攝影師濱田祐史(Yuji Hamada)的攝影集《photograph》,的確像本以光繪畫的美術畫冊。書中數十張照片,是城市不同角落出現的「耶穌光」景象,你開始會想,哪來這麼多「耶穌光」?⁣

      原來那是濱田於2005年至2006年期間的創作,他利用煙霧機,在多個日常生活場景造煙,再用長時間曝光的方法,讓照片沒有任何人的痕跡,剩下來的只有光線。換言之,光線是真的,煙霧不是,卻像一幅畫布般,將光線清晰地襯托呈現。⁣

      他說:「我常常思考這些沒人留意的光線,不管是地球上某處,或在外太空。看見光線,有時讓我平靜,有時讓我驚歎不己。正是這些瞬間,讓我想將日常生活看見的光線紀錄下來。」題目就是那麼簡單尋常,但誰說攝影一定要驚天動地呢?⁣

      要是你登上濱田的網站,又會看到一段令人會心微心的短片,他在參與瑞士Festival Images時,把自己作品《Primal Mountain》照片造成裝置,浮在日內瓦湖上面展出。仔細看又會發現,那些不是真的山巒,而是錫紙造成山的形象。看來他擅長將最簡單的題目,用創意的方法展現出來。⁣

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      書本連結:photograph (A) / photograph (D)

    • April 09, 2019 Pixy Liao/廖逸君 - Experimental Relationship Vol.1/實驗性關係 Vol.1 ⁣
      Pixy Liao/廖逸君 - Experimental Relationship Vol.1/實驗性關係 Vol.1 ⁣

      Are you dating yet? Is there anyone chasing you? Have you met any boys? How many times have you been asked those questions during your New Year celebrations? Growing up in Hong Kong, the only mindset that seems to be around is that you need a man to be happy. This man should be older, wiser, has a great job, and has the ability to take care of you for the rest of your life. It seems growing up in mainland China is not so different. Pixy Liao’s ‘Experimental Relationship’ should need no further introduction. Her work flips around the power dynamics of a heterosexual couple, whereby Liao directs Moro during their photo shoots, within their boundaries of course - such as no full frontal nudity. ⁣

      Lying naked in bed, with Moro on top but turned away from the camera, and Liao on the bottom with a direct gaze towards the camera, holding our attention; almost as if challenging us, daring us to comment, but her gaze holds such power, you don’t dare to speak up. And with Moro looking away, as if shying away from the camera… this scene challenges our preconceptions of what a heterosexual relationship should be. A man does not need to be in charge. They can be just as sensitive as women are ‘supposed’ to be. If there is a message we should takeaway from this piece, it’s this: Hong Kong, it’s 2019 for goodness sake! Liao’s work is a stark reminder for us to embrace the breaking down of gender roles, for us to not make assumptions of others, and to accept love in all its forms.⁣

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