Complete Tranquility – Fan Ho

Award winning photographer Fan Ho transforms the scenes of the busy bustling streets and slums of Hong Kong, into serene abstract photographs, were he manages to compose simply stunning frames. Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at the age of eighteen. His love for photography began at a young age of 13 when his father passed on a box brownie camera to him but when he had immigrated to Hong Kong his distinctive photographic style started to appear. Through the years he ended up developing his images in the family bathtub and soon he had built up a significant body of work, chronicling Hong Kong in the 50s and 60s as at the time it was becoming a major metropolitan centre. Largely self-taught, his photos display a fascination with urban life, explored alleys, slums, markets and streets, conveying the street vendors and children. To find out more about this fascinating photographer watch the video below with Fan Ho in conversation with Brian Taylor.

Information: Modernbook Gallery