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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 18 May 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Portrait of Almond Chu by Lau Ching Ping.

"to see: to be seen" ... (ii/iii)

Pao Galleries, Arts Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

At the opening ceremony of a recent photo show curated by Anothermountainman (Stanley Wong).

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/1.8 ISO 640 53 mm (35mm equiv.)

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good played, Hugo. The photo enhances the meaning of the title.

18 May 2012 5:52am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Such a great composition. Well seen, composed and captured.

18 May 2012 6:06am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

This one is great too. I love how this picture and the real world seem integrated.

18 May 2012 6:09am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I am speechless by the impact of the light and composition in this image, Hugo. Amazing work! Congratulations.

18 May 2012 6:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

As clever as Lau Ching Ping in cropping the right-hand edge where you did ! As with the original work, we cannot help but think beyond the frame.

18 May 2012 8:11am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Don't want to sound disrespectful to this chap, but if you wanted to go and make a deliberate picture of "Billy no mates" it looks as though you achieved enormous success. He really does look out of the loop.

18 May 2012 10:43am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Depression is not a pleasant thing and today far to many people who have it simply go unnoticed in the crowd. For my part I hope he gets help.

18 May 2012 11:49am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Magnificent framing Hugo!

18 May 2012 12:07pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

brilliant shot, i love what i see!

18 May 2012 4:48pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Really great one, so great frame !! Congrats !

18 May 2012 7:30pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Hugo this is an absolutely super composition the guy in the distance contrasts so well with the guys immersed in their conversation in the foreground. It gives the viewer a host of poss narratives. It is without a doubt the pick of your recent images and I have liked those a great deal.

18 May 2012 8:26pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Very nice - I like the way the subject stands out and captures your eye.

18 May 2012 8:55pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic capture and great light
could be the cover photo of a book

18 May 2012 9:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


18 May 2012 11:21pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Great shot! Love the light on the subject and it makes you ponder what's on his mind.

19 May 2012 1:53am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A fascinating juxtaposition of focus on these figures, including the photograph. Intriguing and sophisticated. Terrific.

19 May 2012 4:45am

k@ from Paris, France

What a fab compo, Hugo, love the half clock and the direction our eyes take from it to the lonely guy to the pair of friends with the light on the right "faces" (since the clock seems a half face or moon itself). Clever and painterly in its marvelous composition & lighting ! Enjoy your w-e*

19 May 2012 6:11am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot
well done

19 May 2012 6:22am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

What a compo !!!! So beautiful shot !!! Great catch !

19 May 2012 8:14am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Fantastic composition! Great light!

19 May 2012 11:35am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An incredible composition. I marvel at your ability to see and capture such scenes.

19 May 2012 7:12pm

Z from Shanghai, China

The people on the right side is Almond Chu on a photo? That will be extremely fantastic that the portrait really looks like alive in this image and participate in the group of isolation and distraction! He is just naturally be a part of the atmosphere!

20 May 2012 2:33am

@Z: Yes, you're exactly right!:-) I'm pretty pleased to be able to capture what I saw in my mind's eye that very moment!

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une belle composition au titre bien trouvé !! Un beau sujet photographique, bonne journée

20 May 2012 8:12am

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Excellent shot and treatment! Superb composition!

20 May 2012 8:47pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing how you manage to make this seem like 2 photographs in one. Such different expression and light but yet they are entangled in one another. Superb work Hugo!

22 May 2012 12:58pm

1/52 second
ISO 640
53 mm (35mm equiv.)