Exhibition On: Hong Kong Perspectives | 視角香港
Kasper Lam, alias Kasper Forest, is a curious Hong Kong photographer who started becoming obsessed with this medium since 2011, and got taken by street photography in 2016. In that year he started a documentary called #ConflictHongKong, for which he captures the minorities living in the city.
Through his photography, Kasper wants to celebrate diversity in society. In a city formed by people from all around the world - from Chinese immigrants, Caucasians, Asians and more - Kasper wants to emphasis the three main pillars of his Hong Kong: freedom of speech, religion and sexuality. Capturing those pillars in the city, lead him to start another project #ImmediateSexuality for which he captures the LGBT movement within Hong Kong.
Since #ConflictHongKong, Kasper now only shoots film photography. He uses a combination of cameras and films, with a favourite being IlfordXP2 with Rollei PreGo90, as according to him it is fast, easy and strong. Kasper does not like to label his photography style. With his interest drawn towards portraits, documentaries and street photography, the only rule in his Photography is to continuously look for interesting stories in the city.
For Bamboo Scenes, Kasper Forest’s ‘Conflict Hong Kong’ collection captures the tattoo culture, drag queens and the less fortunate in society - which to him will inevitably be affected in the coming years due to the current political landscape.