|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.
About the Author
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.