You are Cordially Invited to
Steven Yee Pui Chung's
5th solo photography exhibition
"EYES – Trail to Lost Horizon" Photography Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: 27th May 2005 to 23rd June 2005
Launched on 27th May 2005, 7pm
Venue: Loke Wan Tho Gallery, Selegie Arts Centre level three
When the boss of Visual Hub, Heng, did the lamination and mounting for the exhibition, at first sight, he thought the images were printed from colour slides, given its vibrant colour. Much to his surprise, he was shocked to hear from Steven that the images were actually taken with the digital camera, the Nikon D70.
This exhibition showcases 100 photographs by photographer and photography instructor Steven Yee Pui Chung from his trip to Shangrila, Lijiang, Dali and Kunming in November 2004. 30 pieces of autographed 8R prints will be given on the launch date, whilst stock last.
This exhibition is made possible with the support from
The Photographic Society of Singapore, Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd, Visual Hub @ Sunshine Plaza and PhotoFriend @ Peninsula Plaza.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
In his famous book " Lost Horizon", James Hilton narrated a fictitious tale in which an airplane crash landed near a river bed, in the early 1920s. The surviving passengers came across some Buddhist monks from a nearby temple and sought their help, who took them to a lamasery which was very beautiful and filled with all sorts of fruits. The monks looked quite young although they claimed to be hundreds of years old. The idyllic place was called Shangrila, a Chinese word meaning "Heaven on Earth", a paradise filled with mesmerizing scenery, crystal clear water and people who are ever so friendly.
In search for the Lost Horizon, the photographer Steven Yee went on a trail that brought him to Kunming, Dali, LiJiang and eventually Shangrila from the period 23rd November to 1st December 2004. He was equipped with his trusty Nikon D70 digital SLR which was able to withstand the low weather condition of minus fifteen degree celsius at the snowy Shangrila and churned out more than 25,000 digital images. What resulted is Steven's 5th solo exhibition aptly named "EYES -- Trail to Lost Horizon", showcasing 100 prints painfully shortlisted from the more than 25,000 taken.