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May 25, 2017

Holun Tang

Photography & Words / Holun Tang
Translation / Iris Heung

2.8

山縱不高,在風雨交加的海拔六百米以上高地,冬天的寒風仍然教人感到刺骨。
遇見零丁幾個毫無準備的遠足者,鮮艷的風衣沒有帽子也不防水,水點在頭髮上滴答滴答地流著,向我問路。
「這種環境,我也不太清楚呢。」我這樣如實回答。
我想,如果只一味抱著嬉戲的心態遊山玩水,最終只是自討苦吃。
先自知後量力而為,也是對大自然的基本尊重。

The mountain is not tall, but the cold winter wind and rain chill me to the bone at 600m above sea level.
I run into a couple of unprepared hikers who are wearing colourful but hoodless windbreakers. They are asking for direction while water is dripping off their hair.
“Under the circumstances, I cannot be sure.” I reply with sincerity.
I believe touring merely for fun will only bring a regretful end.
Consider one’s ability before acting is a basic respect to the Mother Nature.


他有種說故事的本領,用影像帶你跟隨他的步調,以緩慢的節奏觀看生活中的不經意。鄧浩倫,香港攝影師,先後發表過攝影集《Maybe a sentence or something》(2013)、《Stairs》(2014)、《聽靜》(2016)。喜在不尋常的視角看待尋常景物,相比起充滿城市緊張感、呈現香港繁喧印象的攝影,他的作品是個異數。題材單一平淡,風格安靜內斂,但他認為「真正單調的,是我們看待生命的態度」。

He is a talented narrator; in an unhurried pace, you are led by visual images to watch the trivial matters of life.  Published photobooks by the Hong Kong photography Ho Lun Tang include Maybe a sentence or something in 2013, Stairs in 2014 and Listen quietly in 2016. While most of the photography works tend to depict Hong Kong as a bustling and tense city, Tang is definitely a peculiar photographer who gazes at the usual objects from an unusual angle. He uses a modest attitude to document monotonous subjects in his photography, for he believes ‘what is truly monotonous is our approach to life.’

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