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Fashion is about projecting where you're going in life.

Therefore, life is fashion, fashion is style.

That's the lifestyle I am producing. 




Lecture | San Fran: Joel Sternfeld

My friend Yisheng asked me to go to the Joel Sternfeld lecture hosted at CCA. I was on a mood to go and it turned out to be a great experience. I had a glimpse of another art school as well as a peek into a great photographer's mind. 

朋友 Yisheng 約我一起去聽攝影師 Joel Sternfeld 在舊金山另一間藝術學院 CCA 所舉辦的講座,時間餘裕所以就起意前往。我是喜歡聽別人的人生故事的,也喜歡在我可以馬上出門的狀態下,臨時起意的邀約。

Joel Sternfeld (born June 30, 1944) is a fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium. He has many works in the permanent collections of the MOMA in New York City and the Getty Center in Los Angeles. He has influenced a generation of color photographers, including Andreas Gursky, who borrows many of Sternfeld’s techniques and approaches.
— Wikipedia

Joel Sternfeld 是美國著名的藝術攝影師。講座上他說道,由於他對於「季節轉變」的執著喜愛,他的作品在顏色視覺上有相當強烈的獨到眼光,能夠傳達季節性的變動是他很重要的創作因素。在他每一個時期的創作體裡,也充斥著對於捕捉顏色的練習,甚至還投射出烏托邦那種超現實的意念。此外,社會變動的觀察也是他創作的主體。除了當年美國經濟大蕭條的社會狀態,Joel Sternfeld 也提到了一段他人生中最黑暗的時期,在家庭以及創作上都產生莫大影響。直到今日,那段過去仍然擁有揮之不去的存在。(他在訴說這段的同時,我彷彿可以看見他眼中的閃動,而我也跟著鼻酸了一下。)

I was sitting right under the stage, on the floor in front of the first row. I had a very intimate distance with the photographer, to be honest. When I looked at him while he speaks, I can see the shine in his eyes and I can hear the shake when he paused. To me, whatever skills that the greatest photographers have is never the content I wanna hear them sharing; it is the stories and the history of him/her that matters to me. If a person is willing to share his/her story with me, I am all-eared and will be wholeheartedly appreciating. It is a very personal and provocative connection sending out from that person, and you receive and return it with your own thoughts. Precious, that is. 




CCA  (California College of the Arts) / 舉辦演講的學校

After the lecture I was stunned by the streetlight and the urban reflection. So I took some photos of it to mark a perfect ending of tonight. / 去牽車路上被這城市燈火給迷住了。

 Photo by  Yisheng

Photo by Yisheng

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