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As part of the French May 2011 festival in Hong Kong, a photography exhibition will feature 36 pictures of the artist. “The upside down world of Philippe Ramette opens April 28.

Philippe Ramette scours the world alone – seas, deserts, mountains, seabed – carefully observing it and placing himself in meditative positions which defy gravity and logic. His work is “an invitation to experiment: with weightlessness, with perception, with falling”.

Discreet and seemingly unflappable, he possesses a devastating wit, combining profound thinking on art and the human condition and making him one of the greatest contemporary artists, in the same vein as Duchamp, Dada and Michaux – mixed with a touch of Buster Keaton.

Ramette is a meticulous and mischievous thinker who takes language literally and makes us sway from the rational to the irrational.

Exhibition: Each of Philippe Ramette’s performances is the subject of a photograph representing the work itself.

– FrenchMay.com

From 28 April to 29 May 2011 – Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui – Free Admission

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I was at the Hong Kong Tennis Classics 2011 this week, and would not miss the chance to shoot some of the players in action. I think it’s the first time I try to photograph tennis players and to say the least, it’s not as easy as it looks.

Maria Kirilenko I

First 2 matches (Kirilenko vs. Oudin & Zvonareva vs. V. Williams), my seat was less than ideal. Right in front of the baseline, the players were either on their profile or too far…
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From Hong Kong, I wish all of you a meaningful, healthy and prosperous year 2011!

As mentioned in an earlier post,  the 3rd Hong Kong Photo Equipment Flea Market took place this week-end.

First of all, and seemingly like everything else in Hong Kong, the market starting at 10am was desert at 10.15am. Only one stall was set and few guys errand through the alleys.

I took the little time waiting to visit one of the exhibitions organized by the HKPF: “Klack and 7Fei”, 2 New HK Photo magazines, both founded by photographers. It was not very interesting, yet my favorite pieces there was the work of Oscar Wong. I did not get (most of) the rest.More info here.

Anyway, back to the fleas.

By 10.45am, a good crowd was wandering in the hall and some nice pieces were finally out.

About 15 to 20 passionates showcased their stuff and one thing was immediately noticeable: the large majority of sellers were pro shops (listings at the bottom of this post)!

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Date : 10th and 12th December 2010 Sat and Sun
Time: 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Venue: Jockey Club creative Arts Centre 1/F, 30 Pak Tin Street , Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong  (see where on a map)

As part of the Hong Kong Photo Festival 2010 (running throughout December), the Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association and photo enthusiasts Jimmy Chu & Franky Wong organize the 3rd  Hong Kong Photo Equipment Flea Market.

This is this weekend and though I have to admit I am not too sure what to expect there, this should not be missed! Of course, I will report back here pictures and highlights from the event.

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