Exhibition On: Hong Kong Perspectives | 視角香港
Hong Kong Photographer May James discovered her interest for photography at an early age. Being introduced to photography at college, May found herself mesmerised by the images coming out of the dark room and would experiment with the school’s camera herself. While deciding to pursue a career in design, she remained having the excitement for photography.
Admitting to be shy by nature, May felt fully at ease behind the lens. A boost of confidence and courage that got her to listen to this mysterious passion, to quit her design career and to start assisting professional photographers. Starting off with an analog camera, giving her the excitement of limited shots per roll, eventually got her to move to digital to fully explore and experiment. Capturing her Hong Kong, May is now always equipped with a camera. In her own words “the more I shoot, the more I see and the more I want to know”. With a curiosity towards history, May loves capturing people in their own environment, showing the personal stories they carry with them and how culture has shaped their surroundings.
Her collection for Bamboo Scenes aims to zoom into the everyday life of Hong Kong. Fully shown in Black & White, May wants to visualise that Hong Kong can be a fascinating place with unlimited opportunities if you decide to go and look for them. A compact place, filled with stories, cultures and contrasts.