Bokeh Shapet/失焦之形

Merciless time strips the city of its beauty. Much is gone. The important remains.

Architecture gives the topography of a place. It serves practical functions and, above all, connects the past with the present. This time tunnel captures more than the imagination and sentiment towards the bygone, but holds the yearnings people held––and they are what makes a city. Photography reveals the true self of a place by reconstructing existing crucial structures.

Discrepancy may occur when an object translates into a photography; it yet goes unnoticed without such translation. I, therefore, defocus the image to remove the excess. The seen returns to where it starts. The essence is all that is left. It leads to the door to the past, and behind that door is what I have been looking for.

歲月折騰,許多都不被保留,城市自身亦會花容失色,而現存的應該都是重要。

建築構成地景,功能以外,亦連繫古今。那時光隧道,不只是對過往的想像及追憶,更多的是其保留了以往人們對這地方的冀盼,建立一個城市所需的元素。攝影可以把一些現存而又關鍵的組織重塑,藉此尋找這地方的真身。

主體的本貌或許會被攝影的擬真能力而有所偏差,但沒有經過攝影的過程,其真身又不會被正視。如此我把鏡像失焦,刪掉多餘的細節,把見到的都回復到原點。我相信那現象背後留住的盡是形而上的真確,那是通往過去的大門,而門背後或許就是我一直想找到的。

 

 

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