I’m a young graduate designer who also has a background in fine arts and theatrical studies. I have been active in in my non design hobbies such as dancing, acting and performing on stage. I’m also a Melbourne based, Hong Kong raised, have been passionate and learning about the arts at a young age.
The project is Photo-essay published as an A5 landscape book along with two A0 Printouts.
This particular project concept came to be with one fixed city night, where I decided to turn my camera in an unusual direction, a not entirely surprising decision considering my fascinated with the nocturnal.
The project developed into documentary series that shows the urban scape and the night through photography. Being an escape from reality, photography resonated in me that I needed this photographic self-therapy to embody my passion towards capturing my surroundings and reflect upon it.
A self-expression series now channeled into a project that explores the idea of absence of the human element in architecture and what it depicts, what it invokes. To me, it was the feeling of alienation and isolation that was the problem, and this project shows the journey and documentation as the response to that, to heal parts of it. Each presented space is evoking a feeling and triggering a memory within the darkness. As said by play-write Chekhov “The artist’s job is not solving problems but properly presenting them”.
The other side to this project was the installation, where the silent presentation of A0 photographs is accompanied by audio of the busy city during the day. The viewers when presented with such stimulus, are able to immerse and construct such background noises within photos, as well as engaging in the more creative response offered; a contrast to the visual mood given to experiencing two things at once with elements that contradict each other.