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Air Skylen – Skyliners Crashes

The myth to reach the sky is as old as humanity, especially told in the myth of Icarus. It has become technologically possible in 20th century.

Architecture also embraced this myth as the new credo.  Nowadays, the term skyline is used to describe this type of urbanism based on the vertical line. Skyscrapers became the symbols of the superpower of capitalism

With the vibrant red and blue colors which are creating a time lag impression,

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Hong Kong 2047 – Urbanism and Surveillance

Speaking about “Extinction” is not only about physical matters but also on what is defining us as social humanity within an economical and legal system. Hong Kong is a unique because of its location as a door for both capitalism and communism world. With its history and its economic power, it was and is in the avant-garde and a laboratory of what will happen in the near future.

2047 is the expiration date of the Basic Law which currently is giving the status of special administrative region (SAR) of China for 50 years.

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Hong Kong – 2014 – Umbrella Movement

A series of sit-in street protests, often called the Umbrella Revolution and sometimes used interchangeably with Umbrella Movement, or Occupy Movement, occurred in Hong Kong from 26 September to 15 December 2014.

The protests began after a decision regarding restrictive reforms to the electoral system. Key areas in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok were occupied and remained closed to traffic for 77 days.

This series of photos has been taken in Admiralty district where the headquarters of the government,

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Great Wall

Hong Kong – 2019 – Protest day of 24th August

The Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement, also known as the 2019 Hong Kong protests are a series of demonstrations since 15 March 2019 in response to the introduction by the Hong Kong government of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill on extradition. Large-scale demonstrations took place gradually to a peak of 2 million people participating. Clashes between protesters and the police became the norms.

At the 12th week of protestation The Hong Kong protest movement reached a peak during the march in the Kwun Tong district in Kowloon.

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Balance of Chaos

The Greek etymology of the word
Chaos means a fracture or a gap. In mathematics, Chaos Theory studies the
behavior of systems that are very sensitive to initial conditions, a phenomenon
generally illustrated by “the butterfly effect”.

This term was used Edward Lorenz,
American mathematician and meteorologist to describe the theoretical basis of
weather and climate predictability, which is based on this idea that small
causes may have large effects in general.

Because the photographer assisted to a recent destruction of
colonial villa in Saigon which has survived for one hundred year of turmoil,

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Tainted swim

This series combines black and white, color photography providing expressionist relationships between internal and external perceptions.

“Every life is born pure, and then it will be dirty and dirty, in the hands of others or sometimes by ourself .
I wonder why people have to bathe and shower so much?
Sometimes I want to be like fish swimming in a water tank to believe that my life will not be tainted.”

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Fictional Portraits

The portrait has always fascinated because it is supposed to give a glimpse of the true soul.

“Fictional Portraits” is performed under different conditions, which were not traditional posed portraiture sessions . The model had to play an undefined role in a synopsis not written in advance.

In a context of performance, these portraits paradoxically “caught on the spot” do not reflect the personality of the model.

They give us to see a double of the model’s reality,

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Album – Silk Fan

This series highlights Confucian influences in the Vietnamese youth.
Portraits were taken at the cultural festival in the city of Hue, former imperial capital where scenes of mimes reconstituted the life in the Forbidden City. Models are wearing traditionnal ao dai dress.
Fans’ images are Chinese historical fan from the MET Archive.
The series uses the framing of drawings and paintings which is the common manner to see images on a wall or in a book.

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