In 10 photos: A day in Hong Kong

10 everyday photo moments in Hong Kong, captured on an iPhone and edited with Blackie mobile app

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Catel & Bocquet: Kiki de Montparnasse

Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller and Jose-Luis Bocquet is one of the few French books that I’ve read from cover to cover. Spanning more than 400 pages, this graphic novel offers a colourful glimpse into les Années Folles (the Roaring Twenties) in Montparnasse, Paris through the life of Alice Prin. Better known as Kiki de Montparnasse, or simply Kiki, she was the muse…

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Guess where?

I am listening to [mystery location], intent, my eyes closed; Then suddenly birds fly by, Flocks of birds, high up, with a hue and cry, While the nets are drawn in the fishing grounds And a woman’s feet begin to dabble in the water. I am listening to [mystery location], intent, my eyes closed. Guess where…

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Stars in my eyes

Over the last few months, I’ve been taking photos mostly with my iPhone and editing them using the VSCO Cam app. Sometimes I miss using my Fuji x100, processing the raw files on Raw Photo Processor and making the final touches like straightening the lines in Photoshop. However the former option is more convenient than the latter…

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Constructing Worlds: Grain by grain, pixel by pixel

Berenice Abbott recognised in Eugene Atget’s images of Paris his ability to fill ‘inhuman architectural photography with human experience’. This set the tone for my recent visit to the Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London. 18 photographers, 250 images. The works are shown in chronological order: Starting with…

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Travels in Old Russia // Voyage dans l’ancienne Russie

I recently wrote about travelling through time and space through photographs. This was inspired by photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) that we saw in an exhibition at Musée Zadkine in Paris. Titled “Voyage dans l’ancienne Russie” (Travels in Old Russia), the exhibition displays 100 photographs taken by Prokudin-Gorskii, a chemist who pioneered colour photography in Russia…

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