0524-2019

DOUBLE DOUBLE
Writings/ Photographs/ Poetry/ Archives
A Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing online magazine. Published on Fridays.
李家昇黃楚喬網上雜誌,逢星期五出版

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RECENT WORK

Holly Lee

To Write A poem When Old Becomes New New Becomes Old



An emoji poem
    
媽愛貓兮魚逢殃
樂愛爸兮女修身

 

 

Launch of NINE YEARS (2010-2018)
A collection of poems by Holly Lee

https://oceanpounds.com/blogs/nine-years

 

九年不覺尋千夢
朝聞鶯語夕冬來

 

How long is Nine Years

I think
in terms of time
instead of words

I write to remember
I write
I watch time slumber

I write
what I cannot
photograph

 

 

CURRENT WORK

Sushi Grass in Paradise (A story)

written by Holly Lee
with photographs by Lee Ka-sing


(17) Ginger's Dream

Ginger's heart was still pounding when she woke from the dream - so real that she thought she was in another dream as she struggled to open her half-closed eyes. After sobering for a while, she took a good hard look to see if it was her bedroom, and tried to move her legs if they could touch the floor. Yes, it was no doubt the reality and the universe she inherited. Not a parallel universe and not another self she entered into.

It was an awful dream. Predictions about our world's future already sounded harrowing, but what she experienced in her dream was far worse. People were living inside an enormous dome, much bigger than the one mentioned in Stephen King's novel, without white clouds and blue sky. It was all smog and grey outside the dome and no horizon could be seen. The place inside was like the city she lived, with buildings, roads, shops and public buses loaded with people. When looked around there were no other cars, except the policing vehicles patrolling the streets. There were no trees, no birds, no animals nor old people. People got their food in specific food shops, and the only food available was meat burger without the bun. Ginger noticed the people on the street were only children, adolescent, matured men and women, they looked cold and their faces no emotion. There were not too many fat persons in sight, for once the authority discovered a person overweight, he or she would be sent to the energy factory, cycling full time to generate electricity.

Ginger had a hard time recognizing her city, which deemed familiar and yet strange. Where were her parents and where was her home? She wandered from one street to another, everything seemed to be in a loop. It was almost dusk when she spotted a huge, windowless concrete building, a group of people was lining up at the entrance. After all the walking she was taken by thirst and hunger and the first instinct was food. She approached a woman with red hair in the line and asked timidly if they were lining up for food.

"Lining up for food? You idiot, where on earth did you come from? We are lining up to be the food! You hardly look like you're forty, so keep off the line and mind your own precious years, miss!"

Ginger was stunned to get an reaction like this, and equally struck by the words lining up to be the food. "What does it mean to be the food? And what has it got to do with being forty."

"Hey Ginger!" While taken a step back from the woman who shouted at her, she heard someone called from across the street. It was her friend Rosemary. They went to the same collegiate high school years ago and were still good friends. Rosemary crossed the street, eyeing her with a straight face. Moment later she said with a resentful voice, "Where have you been and why are you lining up in the Forties? We still have years to go before the great cause."

"What do you mean Rosie? I don't understand. Everything seems like a dream and I'm confused to what I'm doing and where I'm going. What is the Forties? I am getting hungry and was just asking this woman if they're lining up for food…"

"You are indeed very strange! You vanished for a while and no one knows where you've gone. Abducted by the Aliens? Did you have a brainwash? You don't know where to eat?" Rosemary spoke with such harsh tone that frightened Ginger, who remembered her friend as a soft spoken person. As they were walking, Ginger begged Rosemary to tell her the missing parts, assuming that she was indeed abducted by the Aliens, and part of her memories deleted. The Forties, explained Rosemary impatiently, was a sacred cause. When a person reached forty, he or she had to sacrifice their bodies to be manufactured into food, and consumed by younger humans. This was a scheme developed by Big Brain, or Big Data, that humans must adopt if they were to survive and multiply. After the long period of END DAYS there were no other living things, animals, insects nor plants existed except the human species and viruses. Humans had to feed on each other to survive.

Big Brain possessed deep-life algorithm. This selfless act demanded respect to and from, all humanity. It became the law that the image of each sacrificed or used person be archived in collective memory - behind the armored walls and massive cast iron vault doors of the Central Memorial Bank, where families can visit anytime to pay their respects. The plan seemed so reasonable, logical and beneficial to the human race. What most people, including Rosemary, didn't know was the conspiracy to enforce Forty. The authority had been injecting humans with a suppressive agent to eliminate their fear and resistance, so when the time came, they would surrender their bodies accordingly with no will to fight.

"Oh my God!" cried Ginger, "My parents must have gone into the food."

"Let's go to have a burger, I'm hungry." said Rosemary coldly. Her face looked remote and emotionless like a statue carved out of stone.

 

"Sushi Grass in Paradise" is an on-going story. To read the full length version with previous chapters, please visit- https://oceanpounds.com/blogs/sushi-grass-in-paradise

 

BOOKSCAPE

攝影畫報 PHOTO PICTORIAL (1964-2005)
Photo Pictorial was a traditional Chinese photo magazine published in Hong Kong from 1964 to 2005. Its readership was mainly from Hong Kong, parts of China and Asia. Ka-sing wrote about the last chapter of the publication in 2004, how both he and Holly, working as a team, helped to rebrand the magazine for a year, from contents to designs. The publication ceased publishing in April 2005.

 

Written by Lee Ka-sing
與攝影畫報合作的三個時段


一. 李家昇黃楚喬照相工作室專欄 (1984至1991)

由於父親與麥峰相熟,麥先生約我在攝影畫報開一個專欄,麥是當時攝影畫報的主編。我們開始了影室業務一段時間,正好踏入忙碌,也剛萌芽著對攝影的新想法。這個專欄由最初幾年間每月撰寫一個攝影工作個案,到後來集中撰寫攝影思考,從技術層面到思想層次的過渡,對我們後來的發展方向起著一定的作用。把想法梳理成為文字,對自己來說是清𥇦了脈絡,同時也產生了如何把想法與他人分享的念頭。


二. 女那禾多 (1992至1999)

女那禾多是從我每期三頁的專欄發展出來。女那禾多每期十六頁,即印刷上的所謂的「一手紙」。當時麥峰仍是主编,但執行編輯卻由伍小儀負責。我的的建議在91年10月提出,大會很快通過。女那禾多是在92年一月出版。女那禾多也是最廣為人知 - 我們與攝影畫報合作的項目。多年前一份刊物來作過一個很長的訪問,這裡也不再作詳述。


三. 攝影畫報大變身策劃 (2004.1至2005.4)

1997年我們舉家來了加拿大,1999年女那禾多休刊。2003年下旬,伍小儀來信說攝影畫報要面臨不濟,可否助一臂之力。所謂不濟即讀者數目急速下滑,她建議雜誌添加新的內容,看是否可以挽回困境。要重回從前女那禾多的方式在當時環境也是不切實際,我建議把刊物建立一個全新形象,包括包裝以及內容。不過,這是一個專業團隊的工作量,對於原來攝影畫報的班底來說,各方面都是一件陌生的事情。

我說可以義務協助一年,看合作環境再作進一歩,但各方面我們都要有大的自由度。這個工作量不少,我們統籌主要的內容,這也即新版本靈魂之所在。除了刊物的整體需要重新設計之外,主要內容的版面,每一回都是需要按照情況作個别處理。所以每期有一半以上的版頁畫稿在多倫多進行,完成後放在我們的伺服器供他們下載。餘下的例如談器材產品資訊,讀者小品大花園等,他們按既定的基本規範處理。

內容方面,我建議分開幾個層次:國際網絡(黃楚喬撰寫),國際網絡2 (當時我們出版了一份兩至四頁的PDF打印刊物FOTO POST,同意可在畫報原版刊出,他們另譯一個中文文字本補充),攝影人專訪(我們盡量提供聯絡,由伍小儀執筆),中國攝影360(我們提供聯絡或資料,伍小儀執筆。我們或約適當的人供稿),俱樂部專欄:電子本常談 (我們在那幾年間,出版了數十冊以攝影集為中心的電子書,這專欄便以該些材料為內容。化名閲光本部撰寫介紹)。攝影畫報原來的內容,我建議保留李元的專欄,以國內較傳統的基礎,其不失為務實與有著穩重觀點的文字。其他讀者小品等放在大花園。此外,保留器材資訊,介紹,製作,分析等項目,這些內容不會過時,也是維持與廣告商的關係網。

新版本出現後,刊物中出現了一些爭論(吳文雄與紀志强),無理的與維護真理的。其實討論是正常,讀者間不同人對事物認識有偏差,知識也不一定同步,經過時間過濾總可以浮現出真確。但是作為刊物的編輯人,「順得哥情失嫂意」絕對不是一個態度。沒有主見的編輯只會將既有能量扺銷。所以後來刊物終要停刊也是必然的事。原來的讀者枯去,你換了新的內容,如不能將這訊息傳遞到新的群組,還是停留在舊的泥漿打圈,僅餘的氣息必會怠盡。

每一個年代總有屬於那一個年代的精彩作品。沙龍攝影,畫意攝影,無論在東方或西方,他們互受影響,或先或後都出現在一個相若的時間軸。那個年代的作品,經過時間過濾,優良的依然燦爛,因為是屬於那一個年代的光芒,不會消失。我年少時在家中看到父親所存的「攝影藝術」前期版合訂本第一,二冊(1960年,陳復禮督印,鄧雪峰編),印象尢深,不少都是當時畫意攝影的好作品。這個刊物在那個年代也是因為曲高和寡而要停刊,該刊也即是80年代改版復刊,邱良所主編的「攝影藝術」前身。攝影畫報刊創於六十年代,那時邱良,顏震東等攝影師正起步及成長。攝影畫報出版橫跨四十餘年,當然也記錄了上述等攝影師的發展過程。也見証了最後一代老一代攝影的終章。本來一份如此的刊物從發展到成長,數十年之後已完成它的使命。

攝影畫報在出版過程中錯諤遇上女那禾多及後來天翻地覆的變身,在出版行業上絕不尋常。出版人遭遇責難也是必然。主要是要看出版人的自知自覺,是禍是福是看出版人看手心還是看手背。當然,經過時間的考驗,真象浮出水面,自然有個客觀的定論。攝影畫報以傳統保守為起點,因為機緣,補上了錯置的部分而凸顯了它的幾乎完整性。亦也可能因此相較其他同期出版的攝影刊物有著更大的留存價值及歷史定位。這個同時,不覺也令人加倍傷感惋惜,攝影畫報最後衝刺期間的內容,我相信是當時中文版攝影刊物中最堅實內容之一,它的稿源直接來自我們致身其中的西方攝影中心漩渦,兼具東方敏感與脉搏。它有條件可能成為其中一分最優秀,緊跟時代脈搏的中文版攝影刊物。當我們接手策劃改版的時候就有這個想法,慢慢除去雜質,努力一段時間就可以呈現它的全像。攝影畫報經過幾十年的運作,它有著良好的廣告客戶關係網,同時也有著一個簡約而健全的行政架構。這些都是不容忽視的基礎。

讀者的爭論,編輯舉棋不定。最後16期攝影畫報,一個大變身的終章,其中第471及474期封面不是來自我們的決定,是故沒有放在這𥚃。以下在每期註腳部分,列出該期由我們所統籌的內容。2004年,開始的九期,主要內容均由我們策劃。及後至2005年四月,回應攝影畫報的要求,我們每期提供黃楚喬撰寫國際網絡的稿件。2005年,攝影畫報話說從該年開始著意學界方面,讓校園裡的年青同學對攝影發生興趣及關注(見編者話),刊物2005年四月告終。
 

#462. Cover : Diana Thorneycroft: The Martyrdom of St. Agatha, 2002 / Photographer interview: anothermountainman 又一山人 / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: Xing Danwen 邢丹文 (interviewed by 伍小儀) / International 國際網絡: Diana Thorneycroft  (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST -  Snap shots of Polish Photography since 1989. (Holly Lee) / International 3: Photography publications / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: 1. Almond Chu - Body Work, 2. Toni Hafkenscheid - HO (written by 閲光本部)

 

#463. Cover: Mauricio Alejo: Passenger 617 / Photographer interview: Leung Chi Wo 梁志和 (interviewed by 伍小儀) / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: 出神入畫-華人當代攝影展 (written by Yao Jui Chung 姚瑞中) / International 國際網絡: Mauricio Alejo (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST - Recontre D'Aries 2003. (Holly Lee) / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: Nobuyoshi Araki 荒木經惟 (written by 閲光本部) / Exhibition 大花園 > 展覽圖鑑: anothermountainman 「無處不在:紅白藍」

 

#464. Cover: Robert & Shana Parkeharrison / Photographer interview: Patrick Lee 李志芳 (interviewed by 伍小儀) / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: 中國攝影:脫離死版的俗套 / International 國際網絡: Robert & Shana Parkeharrison (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST - True Colour, On the truly global COLORS magazine. (Holly Lee) / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: Hideo Suzuki 鈴木秀夫- 玩具屋裡的家庭危機 (written by 閲光本部)

 

#465. Cover Edward Burtynsky - Densified Old Filters #1, Hamilton, Ontario 1997 / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: 中國攝影:Wang Qingsong 王慶松 - 反諷時代- 關於攝影作品的自敍 / International 國際網絡: Edward Burtynsky (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬)  / International 2: FOTO POST - Now, Images of Present time - Le mois de la Montreal 2003. (Holly Lee) / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: Sally Ayre : Floating Shadows  (written by 閲光本部) / 俱樂部 OP Cafe: Lee Ka-sing 李家昇:尋找攝影裡東方素質的過程

 

#466. Cover: Holly Lee 黃楚喬, The Great Pageant Show, circa 1997 / Photographer interview: Lau Ching Ping 劉清平 (interviewed by 伍小儀) / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: 「平凡子民」- 九十年代至今華人觀念攝影展 / International 國際網絡: Hideo Suzuki (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST - Connecting with CONTACT. (Jack Liang) / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: Chan Ying Kit 陳英傑 - Industrial Landscape  (written by 閲光本部)

 

#467. Cover: P. Elaine Sharpe, World Trade Center Plaza, NYC, May 2002 / Photographer interview: So Hing Keung 蘇慶强 (interviewed by 伍小儀) / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: Daniel Lee 李小鏡  / International 國際網絡: P. Elaine Sharpe - Unanswered: Witness / International 2: FOTO POST - Cloning and Identity Dreams and Reality  -Three female artists from the East: Miwa Yanagi, Nikki S.Lee, Xing Danwen. (Holly Lee) / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: Balint Zsako - Between The Devil and Your Cornea  (written by 閲光本部) / 俱樂部 OP Cafe: Lee Ka-sing 李家昇: 香港「觀念攝影」,淡出淡入

 

#468. Cover: Sadegh Tirafkan / Photographer interview: Lee Ka-sing 李家昇 (interviewed by 伍小儀) / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: Between Past and Future - New Photography and Video from China 「過去和未來之間一- 中國新攝影、錄像展」/ International 國際網絡: Sadegh Tirafkan (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST -  China Syndrome - A Speculation on new Chinese Photography. (Holly Lee) / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: Balint Zsako - Zsako vs. Photography  (written by 閲光本部) / 俱樂部 OP Cafe: Lee Ka-sing 李家昇: 文字山水食桌靈光,空㬌近景 (梁秉鈞和李家昇,關於詩和攝影的合作過程,食事地域誌及其他)/ Exhibition 大花園 > 展覽圖鑑: 女那禾多復刊攝影展

 

#469. Cover: Michel Campeau / Photographer interview: Do Do Jin Ming 金旻 (interviewed by 伍小儀) / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: 穿越廢墟與文明, 台灣與加拿大國際交流視覺展(陳介仁,袁廣鳴,姚瑞中, Stan Douglas, Antonia Hirsch, Sylvia G. Borda, Pravin Pillay) / International 國際網絡: Michel Campeau (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST -  2004 CONTACT Photography Festival. (Bob Black) / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: Tseng Kwong Chi 曽廣智 Citizen of The World  (written by 閲光本部)

 

#470. Cover: Abelardo Morell / Chinese Photo 360 中國攝影 360: Hai Bo 海波 / International 國際網絡: Abelardo Morell (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST - Water Fever. (Holly Lee) / Photography ebook 寫真電子本常談: David Donald - Historia Naturalis (written by 閲光本部)

 

 

#471. International 國際網絡: David Miller (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST - Recontre D'Aries de la Photographie 2004. (Holly Lee)

 

#472. Cover: Asako Narahashi 楢橋朝子 /  International 國際網絡: Asako Narahashi 楢橋朝子 (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST - Recontre D'Aries de la Photographie 2004, 2nd part. (Holly Lee)

 

#473. Toni Hafkenscheid, Tofino, 2000 / International 國際網絡: Toni Hafkenscheid (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬) / International 2: FOTO POST - All That Fashion. (Holly Lee)

 

#474. International 國際網絡: Gerardo Montiel Klint (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬)

 

#475. Cover: Albert Chong / International 國際網絡: Albert Chong (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬)

 

#476. Cover: Laura Letinsky / International 國際網絡: Laura Letinsky (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬)

 

#477. Cover Michael Awad / International 國際網絡: Michael Awad (written by Holly Lee 黃楚喬)

 

 

OP EDITIONS


Stanley Wong (anothermountainman)
Stairway to Heaven (#980730)
8"x10", gelatin silver photograph
(printed in 1998)
OP Edition, with "OP editions" blind-stamp
Edition 19/20, signed, titled, numbered on verso
Featured in the OP EDITIONS catalogue, issue 9803 in 1998

OP editions are limited edition photographs from the OP Print Program we organized since 1995. After we moved to Toronto, the Program was still in operation for the first five years. Over hundreds of artists have been included, with photographs released as small format limited editions, in 8”x10” fibre-based black and white or chromogenic colour photographs. We plan to publish here, a selection from the collection on a weekly basis. Some of the photographs from OP EDITIONS are available at OCEAN POUNDS online shop.

 

 

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Issue 0524-2019

A Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing online magazine. Published on Fridays.
Published by Ocean and Pounds and archived at oceanpounds.com
All rights Reserved.


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Holly and Ka-sing currently live in Toronto with their daughter Iris, and their cat Sukimoto.

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