Books | Nathan Road

 

Nathan Road 彌敦道
By Kenneth Lo 盧沛雄

ISBN 988-99266-2-8
ISBN 978-988-99266-2-5
170mm (H) x 250mm (W)
108 pages. Full-color.
Hardcover with accordion fold.
Bilingual (Chinese and English)
Price:HKD $150

 
Nathan Road is the main thoroughfare in Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Running in a south-north direction from Tsim Sha Tsui to Mong Kok district, Nathan Road is lined with landmark buildings such as Peninsula Hotel, Chungking Mansions, Kowloon Park, Islamic Centre, Tung Ying Building connecting the locale districts. Known to local visitors and tourists as a must-go local fare, its amalgamation of shops, restaurants, advertising billboards, shop signages, and transportation exchanges points, with its continuous flow of traffic and people, forms an energetic street scene. Nathan Road, as hustle & bustle as it is, stages an on-going changing scene that one can’t resist revisiting occasionally before a new shop, a new advertising billboard or even a new building replacing the present.

In 2005, Kenneth spent hours waiting for the lowest traffic moments, capturing every other building blocks and shop fronts on Nathan Road, and have produced this photographic book which he later made entries into Epson Color Imaging Contest and won the champion prize in Photograph Category (the Hong Kong judge panel), and a Honorable Mention with the judge panel in Japan.

The book Nathan Road adopts a semi-detached photographic approach and presents the vista on both sides of Nathan Road in an accordion format.

彌敦道自北至南貫穿太子(旺角)和尖沙嘴,沿途包括地標及建築計有半島酒店、重慶大廈、九龍公園、九龍清真寺暨伊斯蘭中心,東英大廈等,是九龍市中心的大動脈。彌敦道上店舖林立,大型廣告牌縱橫交錯,交通車水馬龍,時刻都是熙熙攘攘。

盧沛雄鏡頭下的彌敦道全景合成圖像(左右兩邊地舖),既親切又陌生,是長時間等候找拍的成果。

 
 

About the Author

LO Kenneth

A keen observer, Kenneth Lo worked in design and architecture fields before venturing into interior design company with friends. In 1996, he returned to school and pursued computer animation studies in Toronto, Canada, where he started oil painting and developed an interest in photography. In photography, he discovered the extraordinary in the ordinary. He is now the Creative Director of Hatch Company and also works as an independent artist.

 
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