Header image courtesy of Christopher Button via Blue Lotus Gallery.
Dive into a labyrinth of the unknown and take a glimpse into the oddly quiet side of one of the busiest locations in Hong Kong through the lens of emerging photographer Christopher Button. Held from 10 September to 10 October at Blue Lotus Gallery, “The Labyrinth” (with a book soon to be published under the same title) is an exhibition showcasing a series of photographs captured by Christopher Button on his many late nights spent in the underground stations of Hong Kong, where he transforms some of the city’s most crowded locations into a quiet, dystopian world.
Despite living in a fast-paced digital era, Christopher prefers a measured approach through analogue photography. He finds the excitement and anticipation of waiting for his roll of film to deliver surprises, sometimes wonderful accidents, unparalleled elsewhere. Deeply inspired by cinema, he opts for motion picture cinema film to shoot still images of underground stations. The result, is a cinematic universe that echoes Hiroshi Sugimoto’s way of freezing time and carries hints of Stanley Kubrick; one that offers solace and discomfort at the same time.
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