K  U  M  I  K  O
MATSUSHIMA
Photography, 3D, Painting, Collage, Mixed Medium
Penang Colors, Digital Photograph, 2016

Penang Rainbow
Digital Photograph, 2016

Rainbow
New York Colors
Manila Colors
Hong Kong Colours

Arrival of Series, "Hong Kong Colours"

I spent 5 months in Singapore in 2020.  I was extremely busy studying and art making at Lasalle College of the Arts Graduate Program.  I couldn't go out even to a tourist spot in Singapore.  That was when I missed Hong Kong so much and started realizing how colorful and beautiful Hong Kong is.  I started this series, "Hong Kong Colours."  There was another coincidence.  I lived all through 10 and a half years in Mid Levels which is a place for expats.  My husband and I were supposed to move to Singapore initially so that we moved out of our 4-bedroom-apartment in August 2020.  I had to go back to Hong Kong in January 2021 due to my family issue.  My new home was a serviced apartment in Wan chai where my husband was living alone since we moved out of our large apartment.  For the first time ever, I started seeing fabulous local culture and people's lives in Wan Chai.  I was really fascinated by this.  The real and deep Hong Kong was there.  I used i-phone as a camera, since as you know, the i-phone camera went through such an amazing advancement in recent years.  By using iphone as a camera, I was able not to miss "shutter chance." Format wise, I had most pictures in this series, square rather than rectangular, because I posted these photos first on Instagram and then on Facebook by connecting Instagram and Facebook.  I posted one picture a day in the period starting on February the 5th right after the completion of the 3-week-quarantine till April the 23rd, right before departure to Singapore.  It was my first time to make a post everyday either on Instagram or Facebook.  And I ended up posting as many as 51 pictures without any breaks, which was quite an achievement if I say so myself.  I also appreciate that quite a few people gave me positive comments and suggestions about my photographs. 

Postcard, "Hong Kong Colours 2021" Available
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I chose 12 photos out of this series, designed a postcard in A5 size, had them printed out.  If you are interested, please send me an email on Contact page.

Photography Tours In and Around Hong Kong

In 2 and a half months since I came back to Hong Kong until I finally moved to Singapore, I had more experiences taking serious digital SLR photographs using Sony alpha7III and was able to deepen my knowledge about digital photography and photo editing using Lightroom Classic.  I appreciate my photography friends for inviting me to this group and enjoyed outings with those talented ladies. 

Symphony of Lights Series

Timeless Square

Night City Series

"Timeless Square" in "Nightcity Series'" taken at Times Square, New York won "City Scapes" 2018 Art Exhibition Award in the Special Merit Category in February 2018!

Hong Kong Night - Bank of China
Hong Kong Night - Bank of China

Digital Photograph 2012

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Hong Kong Night - HSBC
Hong Kong Night - HSBC

Digital Photograph 2012

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Hong Kong Night - Hopewell Centre
Hong Kong Night - Hopewell Centre

Digital Photograph 2015

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New York Night - Empire State Buildi
New York Night - Empire State Buildi

Digital Photograph 2013

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New York Night - From Brooklyn
New York Night - From Brooklyn

Digital Photograph 2013

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New York Night - Crysler Building
New York Night - Crysler Building

Digital Photograph 2013

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London Night
London Night

Digital Photograph 2015

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Londong Night - Big Ben
Londong Night - Big Ben

Digital Photograph 2015

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London Night - The Wheel
London Night - The Wheel

Digital Photograph 2015

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Tokyo Night
Tokyo Night

DIgital Photograph 2015

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Tokyo Night - Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Night - Tokyo Tower

Digital Photograph 2015

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Tokyo Night - tokia building
Tokyo Night - tokia building

Digital Photograph 2015

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Hong Kong Night
New York Night
London Night
Tokyo Night
Shy Boy
Shy Boy

Digital Photograph 2014

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Being Myself
Being Myself

Digital Photograph 2014

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Kawaii Gals
Kawaii Gals

Digiral Photograph 2014

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Portraits 2014
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4
4

Digital photograph 2011-2013 picture printed on canvass

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2
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Digital photograph 2011-2013 picture printed on canvass

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Norimaki
Norimaki

Digital photograph 2011-2013 picture printed on canvass

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1
1

Digital photograph 2011-2013 picture printed on canvass

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3
3

Digital photograph 2011-2013 picture printed on canvass

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5
5

Digital photograph 2011-2013 picture printed on canvass

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Textures
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Leftside Right
Diner
Diner

Digital photograph 2013

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To Join or Not to Join...
To Join or Not to Join...

Digital photograph 2013

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Chinatown
Chinatown

Digital photograph 2013

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Times SCARE
Times SCARE

Digital photograph 2013

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Chrysler Building Beautiful
Chrysler Building Beautiful

Digital photograph 2013

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Going Home
Going Home

Digital photograph 2013

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Street Performer
Street Performer

Digital photograph 2013

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Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

Digital photograph 2013

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Pink Bus
Pink Bus

Digital photograph 2013

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Manhattan 2013
Shining
Shining

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Overlooking
Overlooking

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Hip
Hip

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Washington Square Glittering
Washington Square Glittering

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Oops Ups
Oops Ups

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Water Tanks and ...
Water Tanks and ...

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Manhattan Colors
Shadow Ribbons
Shadow Ribbons

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Godzilla's Spaghetti
Godzilla's Spaghetti

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Enigma
Enigma

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Aaah
Aaah

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Physical
Physical

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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On Forbidden Planet
On Forbidden Planet

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Manhattan B/W
Magical House
Magical House

Gelatin-silver photograph 2004

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Evaporation
Evaporation

Digital Photograph 2008

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Zebra, Zebra, Zebra
Zebra, Zebra, Zebra

Digital Photograph 2008

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Green Wavy Thing
Green Wavy Thing

Digital Photograph 2008

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Tokyo Cool