Conceptual - NOMINEE: Han Shun Zhou
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To say life moves fast in a city is an understatement.
People go through life in an uncompromising, chaotic pace,
overcoming and absorbing anything in their path.
Time in the city seem to flow quicker, memories in the city
tend to fade away faster. Nothing seems to stand still in a city.
A UN report suggested that by 2050, the world's population would reach
10 billion, with three-quarters of humanity living in our already swelling cities.
Hong Kong, with a population of over 7 million but less than 25% of
its land developed, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
When I first landed, I was immediately confronted by a society that
is in fierce competition for physical and mental space.
This project aims to capture the chaotic pace of life in this city.
These photographs were created with multiple exposures
of 10 to 25 on B&W film. The tonal qualities of B&W accentuates
the gloominess and despair that I felt.
Born in Singapore.Currently lives & works in Hong Kong.
Photographer, Printmaker, Visual Artist, Designer and Art Director.
I shot my first photograph in my early teens, with my father's Minolta SRT. It was not until my college days in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts that photography and printmaking became a lifelong passion for me.
I'm interested in how people from different walks of life come to live together in a particular place. The congregation of people creates a multi-layered society which exist in cities throughout the world. My work is an exploration of this complicated and multi-layered world.