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