Ten Years On
​茫茫十年

The images in Ten Years On are records of the bygone eras of the 1970s and ‘80s, but more than remembrances and nostalgia, they are my inner reflections on society. I deliberately avoided the aestheticist approach highly popular at the time, and mapped out a different path outside of that framework. My compositions and use of light did not take aestheticism into consideration, but were based on a more humanist concern: respect towards the photographed. Each of my photos is a gaze on the current state of life, and indicates an inner desire of mine to give expression to society. I only had a 28mm lens, so I would gauge an eight- to nine-foot distance when shooting, and left it up to the naked eye and a sincere heart to catch the real world and social vibes as I understood them in an unadorned manner.

《茫茫十年》鏡頭下的影像,都是1970-80年代那逝去的歲月,但不是記憶或沉溺於鄉愁的表象敘述,而是社會內在的思緒。我刻意避開當年盛行的沙龍攝影語法,走着一條框架之外、自己的路。作品的構圖與光的運用都不從美學考量,而建基於更直接更人性之上:對被攝者的尊重。每幅照片,都凝視着當下生命的狀態,都透露着一份從內心想為社會表達的欲望。我只有一支28mm的鏡頭,計算着8至9呎的距離,用平實簡單的攝影手法,以雙眼和真誠的心捕捉我所理解的世道和人心。