Photo © Jason Au
Reality and Illusion
Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, most people unavoidably had to work from home, so there were not many commuters left in this underpass, which was used to flooded with commuters. However, it gave rise to a peculiar scene where those wall reliefs, usually hidden from the crowd, could now be unveiled and juxtaposing with the striding motions of real-life passers-by and their reflections - 'everyone' was maintaining 'social distance' from each other. (Location: Admiralty, Hong Kong)
Jason Au HONG KONG
I’m a street photographer based in Hong Kong - also my hometown.
My photographic journey began in 2017, from when I started strolling around the city with my camera, taking candid shots of people who blended into the gritty, dense, crowed yet intriguing streetscapes of Hong Kong - where mundane scenes from everyday life can be meticulously selected and culled, then turned into something that looks quite interesting. Being part of it, I’m motivated to seize those fleeting moments flickering around.
I always shoot in black and white, as I've been fascinated by those prominent geometric lines and shapes, stark contrast between light and shadows, as well as dynamic interplay between textures and forms, I believe in black and white is when the true form and inner spirit of my photo subjects can be unveiled.
- 2nd Place in Amateur Street Photography Category, 7th Fine Art Photography Awards (2020).
- Best 50 BNW Minimalist Photographers, BNW Minimalist Photography Prize (2020).
- Honorable Mention in Amateur Street Category, Monochrome Awards (2020).
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