Iris is a photographer from Hong Kong. Being born and raised in a dense and ever-changing city like Hong Kong, Iris is particularly fascinated by the connection of regular people with one another and their surroundings in this small city. Iris' street photography work explores what it is to be human in this modern era, and strives to provoke others' imagination and reflection as to what the story could be.
“And I would yell at them: ‘Move! Pretend it is a city!....where there are other people.”'
Fran Lebowitz, the renowned New York writer, would shout this when she tries to get people to move from the middle of a packed sidewalk. This is the reality of metropolis life – we are physically proximate yet we are all living in a world of one, barely noticing the existence of others. With photos taken in face-paced cities like Hong Kong, New York and Tokyo, this series slowly walks you through city life, offering a glimpse of little moments - an old man sitting alone under the disco lights, a couple rushing across the road….They say street photography tells stories. I say street photography only captures a fragment of reality - you are the one deciding what the story should be.
So pretend it is a city, let your imagination do the story-telling - there are people of all ages doing interesting things. Ultimately, regular people are always fascinating even when they are not.
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