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"dream... any dream will do..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 22 May 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Self-Portrait of Lau Ching Ping.

"to see: to be seen" ... (iii/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 1/70 second F/1.8 ISO 800 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

A good photo on a good photo! :)

22 May 2012 5:43am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Yes I saw this one on your flickr and I find the way you framed it excellent.
The illusion on face to face is perfect.

22 May 2012 6:05am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Another very good capture of the interaction between the art/artist, the onlooker/public and the observer/phhotographer=you.!

22 May 2012 6:07am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Perfectly framed.

22 May 2012 6:43am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A so strange face to face, I like that !

22 May 2012 7:22am

Z from Shanghai, China

Again, terrific composition!! I love the 'in and out' feeling of it...and the most attractive part is actually the light dots on the photo(or maybe they are part of the photo) ! fantastic...

22 May 2012 8:32am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The framing and color give the impression that this is not a picture but a window through which two people interact! Amazing!

22 May 2012 9:34am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such a compelling image. I love the moody tone of the image.

22 May 2012 12:45pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Powerful shot and so full of questions . Love this!

22 May 2012 12:55pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent framing for this face to face ! I love the light and the tonality, too ! Great shot my dear Hugo !

22 May 2012 1:09pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Belle confrontation.

22 May 2012 2:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Perfection! This is unbelievably good, Hugo. Thank you.

22 May 2012 4:09pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Absolutely awesome Hugo! Such a brilliant composition and a great capture my friend!

22 May 2012 4:27pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame !! Bravo !!

22 May 2012 5:13pm

k@ from Paris, France

The most beautiful thing in this compo to my opinion is that we first think/feel the man in the frame is the real one facing us and the visitor appears like less real - i love to be trapped this way, superbly strong Hugo ! Hope you are not too exhausted, maybe somethin' in the air ? Same in Paris ;)

22 May 2012 5:47pm

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice photo!

22 May 2012 6:26pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Beautiful composition....excellent shot!

22 May 2012 7:57pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

22 May 2012 10:57pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Perfectly executed and composed.

23 May 2012 4:59am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The framing chosen for the image is superb, Hugo. The focus so shallow on the portrait makes appear things around, the portrait appearing as the living one and the woman appearing as the work of art.

23 May 2012 7:26am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

wonderful composition and photo!

23 May 2012 12:06pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so artistic shot

23 May 2012 1:42pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Getting serious now ; ] best…jf

23 May 2012 2:01pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Beautiful composition and excellent shot! Good photo job.

23 May 2012 8:30pm

Punit from Pune, India

Lovely framing here..! Love the focus else well. Very well made photograph.

24 May 2012 5:50am

shooter from United Kingdom

The balance of this is wonderful.

2 Jun 2012 2:13pm

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

Incomparables by ~~~Ann~~~

1/70 second
ISO 800
53 mm (35mm equiv.)