Exhibition On: Hong Kong Perspectives | 視角香港
What started as a way to scratch a creative itch 3 years ago, now evolved into a longtime path of passion. This South African photographer, based in Hong Kong, is obsessed with film photography and always finds himself gravitated towards the streets, the mundane and the people who inhabit the collective space around him.
With a photography style that is sometimes seen as ‘confrontational’, Gideon prefers to describe his work as documentative, street and candid. Sometimes comedic, with a hint of philosophical and existential leanings; he tries to capture the people and things in this world who are trying to make sense of it all - trying to create purpose in a seemingly purposeless reality.
Describing his Hong Kong in one word, Gideon says ‘Juxtaposition’. To him, Hong Kong is full of absolute opposites which make this city so fascinating. It isn't only this beautiful, exciting, materialistic and consumerist playground much of the world believes it to be. It's all the quirks and details that make up the greater whole.
His collection ‘Pockets’ is predominantly shot in Kowloon and is as dynamic as the subject matter - near and far, scenic and confrontational, stimulating and lonely. Through his lens, Gideon tries try to capture and represent his Hong Kong.
Style: Documentative, Street, Candid, Fast and Loose, Adaptive