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Blue Lotus Session x Nick Poon

  • PMQ S507, Block A, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central Hong Kong Hong Kong (map)
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Poon’s interest in photography started when he was in secondary school, when he began experimenting with his father’s Nikon F2. A few years ago he went back to having photography in his daily routine and has documented some the unique aspects of daily life in Hong Kong, Having started Photo Now with a group of passionate photographers, Nick is a champion of the art form and an exciting artist.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his photography and process. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, includes HK$50 voucher on any book purchase.

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More information about the artist:

Looking at the work of Nick Poon, he may be perceived as ordinary, real and probably a little mundane, which is quite contradictory to his role as adman for over 20 years. He first became interested in photography when he was in secondary school, where he would go round with his father’s Nikon F2, taking pictures of people and things surrounding his daily life. Then a few years ago when he was shooting some reference photos for an advertising project and inadvertently captured a lot of people on the streets unrelated to his work. At that moment, he realised the images he had missed all these years. Now he always carries his compact camera with him, so he doesn’t miss any more inspirations on the streets. He loves shooting without a pre-conceived topic, but is partial to certain images. Like ordinary people, ordinary faces, ordinary entities, ordinary places, ordinary living, ordinary emotions, maybe a little unhappy, a little sad. The more ordinary, the more intense the desire to capture. What he really wants to do is to carefully record how these ordinary people live their lives in times of disparity.

潘以正,從作品中看到的他,是普通的,真實的,也可以說是有點沉悶的,這剛好和他作為一個二十多年廣告人的身分相反。他第一次開始攝影是在中學時候,拿着父親那台Nikon F2,拍拍身邊的人和生活一切。第二次是幾年前當他為一個廣告企劃拍攝資料時,偶然拍了很多和企劃無關的人,那時他知道,原來之前錯過了很多畫面。他喜歡拿着小相機“在街拍”,不會特別選擇一些東西去拍,但會偏向拍一些東西,普通人,普通面孔,普通物件,普通情景,普通幹活,普通情感,不太開心,不太傷感,愈普通的愈是想拍。他最想紀錄下的,是這些普通人,怎樣在這個錯置的時代中生活。

 

Earlier Event: November 11
Blue Lotus Session x Eleanor McColl
Later Event: November 12
Blue Lotus Session x KC Kwan