where the light gets in

year | 2011

medium | wood, plastic, metal, paper, magnifying glass, tracing paper

dimension | varies

 

statement |

Where the Light Gets in…

Pinhole Camera Exhibition by Martin Cheung

Similar to most boys growing up in HK, I had a passion for making model toys.

As a reason, I started to be interested in camera construction very quickly, not long after learning photography.
My hear was full of curiosity, and I started to disassemble cameras, wanting to know what’s inside cameras that makes photographs, thought I seldom assembled the cameras back to shape.

Until the first year in my university study, I joined a pinhole camera workshop, the magic from this tiny little hole has broaden my horizon. Any objects can be turned into a pinhole camera as long as it fits the basic requirement. From then, I haven’t stopped making cameras.

In the dial up phone line Internet era, there wasn’t many material about pinhole photography on the net. And I was not yet in contact with Hong Kong pinhole pioneer mr. Leung chi wo and booby sham back in those days to learn from them, so I barely explored the technique by making experiments and reading some materials from library.

I used to make one camera per week when I was at school, using various materials in different sizes, like rubbish bin, room, plastic, wood, metal, foamboard…… to chinese roast duck. No matter how the results turned out, those trials were more like a personals satisfaction, rather then public sharing.
Until, I teach pinhole photograph recently, I start to experiment again with daily objects, through cutting, folding and reshaping the material to become cameras. I hope to inspire more people to make their own pinhole camera after seeing mine, in order to promote it to a bigger popularity.

In this exhibition at Muji atelier, most of the designs are exposing to the public in its first time. Some are biscuit can, paper box or containers. Some are made in cardboard with zic-zac join to create the camera shape.
The blood, sweat and tears pieces are made with A4 black paper. The series require no die-cut on the paper, by using folding technique to create the camera shape, a few of them even requires no glue to merge the camera, to minimize wastage.

I hope you enjoy my designs.

Martin Cheung
Summer 2011

All cameras are designed by Martin Cheung with all rights reserved.

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About this exhibition / 關於展覽

一物明。一盒暗。
張震揚針孔攝影機展

跟大多數男孩子一樣,兒時的我也喜歡砌模型。

大概因為這個緣故,學習攝影不久後,便開始對相機結構產生興趣。

好奇心驅使下,我把拾荒回來的相機一台又一台的肢解,看個究竟,可惜多數
也不能將它們原好地重新組裝。

直到大學一年級,我參加了一個針孔攝影工作坊,這個小孔的基本原理真的令我大開眼界!只要符合暗箱的簡單結構,任何東西都能夠變成針孔相機呢!那時開始,我便嘗試製作不同類型的針孔相機了。

那個電話接駁上綫的年代,互聯網還沒多針孔攝影的資料,當時亦未及認識香港的針孔攝影先驅梁志和及沈家豪先生,沒能向他們取經,我只按手中僅有的文獻和誤打誤撞下實驗起來。

在相機製作量最多的大學時期裡,基本上每週都有新點子弄個什麼出來,不同物料、體積、膠卷尺寸,由紙箱,鐵罐,垃圾桶,房間,金屬,木材,紙咭甚至燒鴨…等等,不論成功或失敗,都是個人滿足多於想跟人分享的實驗。

近年因為教授針孔攝影,我開始再做起實驗來,將一些日常可找的物料,透過剪、摺 、切割,改良變成相機。希望學員能得到啟發,製作自己的針孔相機,並且讓更多香港人接觸到針孔攝影,提高它的普及性。

今次展覽的大部份作品都是首次展出的,有些是現成的餅罐,紙盒和器皿,有些是用硬咭紙作榫卯連結,做出相機形狀。

當中使用A4 黑紙的設計更加是嘔心瀝血之作,這批紙樣均毋需刀模切割 DIE-CUT,純粹憑摺紙技法將一張A4 黑紙催生相機成形,其中幾件更加不需使用接合劑成形,盡量減少廢紙消耗。

希望你看得歡喜。

張震揚
2011 夏

所有展出的針孔攝影機均由張震揚設計並擁有一切版權。

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Exhibition info:

Venue 1 | MUJI ATELIER Habour City

22 Aug – 30 Oct | Shop 407, 4/F,Habour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Opening | 31st Aug 18:00 – 21:00

 

Venue 2 | MUJI Taikoo City Plaza

31 Oct – 20 Nov | Shop 66 & 66A, G/F Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing

 

 

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