Did you ever? It’s the work of Fan Ho, a legendary photographer who took iconic photos of Hong Kong in the 50s and 60s. He got his first camera as a gift at 14, and within a year he was winning awards for his work, which he developed in the family bathtub. He was fascinated by urban life, and capturing the essence of the city, that was missed by the human eye. He’s world renown for his black and white photography, the way he plays with light and shadow, and his fascination with lines and geometry. They are all so spectacular, but the first, Approaching Shadow, above is my favorite, and is inspired many tributes over the years. I know that if I ever see a shadow that perfect I am going to HAVE to take a tribute photo. Wouldn’t I? I also love the rooftop views of the shadows, so spectacular. You can almost feel the harsh bright sunlight that made these beaming down on you, cant you?
I love this body of work so much… It’s easy to take photos of obviously beautiful things. It’s hard to find beauty in the mundane.
What do you think?