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Looking Through The Viewfinder (From Another End)


Photography / (2020)


Archival inkjet prints, 120x80 cm



“Looking through the viewfinder (from the other end)” captures how a photographer looks in the moment when he is about to take a photo. It is also a portrait of a photographer together with his apparatus. In this work, a viewfinder was detached from an analogue Single Lens Reflex camera. A photographer is invited to look through the viewfinder as he normally does when taking pictures. The actual photo is taken by another camera which point at the internal end of the viewfinder. By taking the camera apart, the way a photographer looks during the time when he takes a photo is being captured and revealed; the role of a photographer and the role of a camera is reversed: from taking photo to becoming a subject to be photographed.

This work invites artist friend Mark Chung to take part, with his Pentax 67 camera..



《從另外一面看取景器》是一件關於攝影師拍攝時凝視取景器的作品,亦是一張攝影師和他的器械的肖像。在作品中一部舊式單鏡反光相機的取景器被拆下,一名攝影師模彷著平時拍照時從取景器外端觀看的狀態,而另外一部相機則在取景器的內端進行拍攝。從相機的分解中,「拍攝」的動態被記錄下來,而攝影師和攝影工具則反常態地成為被攝對像。

此作品邀請了藝術家朋友鐘正和他的Pentax 67相機拍攝。