Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | News
Many of these photos were taken during my college years that they might not be technically exceptional or “Ho Fan-ish". While going through these photos made in the embryonic stage of my career, I felt like having a weird dialogue with a much younger self. It’s also like talking to a stranger as I might no longer embrace aesthetics of such kind anymore. I usually have no room for nostalgia even when witnessing the decline of this city. However, these photos give me a hint of how my personality and my vision towards the world have been shaped.
Rather than leaving my Instagram account deserted I think it’s an opportunity to share these photos with all of you. Starting with my photos of "Kowloon Walled City" in 1992, the once infamous virtually lawless labyrinth in Hong Kong. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City)
Complete series can be found here: http://www.dustinshum.com/kowloon-walled-city
Thursday, December 29, 2016 | News
You can get a copy of this book here: http://store.thesaltyard.hk/collections/signed/products/blocks
Saturday, December 24, 2016 | News | Exhibitions
It's a pleasure for me to introduce my new experiemental series by using 360 photography entitled (Don't) Dare to Dream. The series is commisioned by Goethe-Institut Hongkong under the regional project "Data Dreams" initiated by the Goethe-Instituts in East Asia region,
With the use of an an inexpensive 360 degree camera. I superimpose some unknown mega-structures onto the actual scenes to create a surreal and imaginative representation of how these places will look like in the future.These images are not meant to be done in a photorealistic way. They are superimposing what is the ambiguous hybrid of reality and the dreamlike illusion, offering viewers a sense of being in a chaotic labyrinth.
If you happen to be in Hong Kong, the series is now exhibiting at Goethe-Institut Hongkong. The exhibitoon provides an immersive viewing experience with the help of VR goggles as well as a panoramic video projection derived from this series: https://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/en/sta/hon/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20875391
Official website (best viewed in full screen with desktop compurers): http://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/lp/prj/dat/prj/en15891470.htm
For a more mobile device friendly experience please visit my website:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | News
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | News
A review by CNN Style: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/14/arts/hong-kong-contemporary-photography/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_asia+(RSS%3A+CNNi+-+Asia)
Thursday, February 18, 2016 | News
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | News
Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Exhibitions
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | News
It's been a great pleasure for me to learn that my 2008 photobook Themeless Parks is included in The Chinese Photobook edited by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren. The book is published by Aperture which reveals for the first time the richness and diversity of photobook publishing in China, as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
Monday, June 8, 2015 | News
For those who may have interest in global photography scene, here is an article by Hong Kong art critic John Batten on the current status of Hong Kong photography. Also mentioned a bit about The Salt Yard, the art space deidcated photography I co-found, as well as "BLOCKS", the exhibition I staged last October.