Juno Mak’s First Photography Exhibition “the broken dreams we left behind …” at Leica Hong Kong
Leica Camera Hong Kong collaborates with film director, celebrity and artist Juno Mak to host his first photography exhibition named “the broken dreams we left behind …”. As one of the many Leica Camera’s users, Juno’s collaboration with Leica Camera Hong Kong signifies the perfect start to the new year.
Photo 1: ‘last name broken, first name shoes
Juno shared his ingenious composition skills, shooting experience and his special fondness in Leica cameras at Leica Store Hong Kong Causeway Bay on the evening of January 17. From now until April 16, Leica Camera Hong Kong welcomes the public to Leica Store Hong Kong Causeway Bay to learn about Juno’s artistic vision in photography.
The photograph exhibition’s subtitle as “ever since we stopped remembering.” has its own story to tell. With the numerous landmarks and areas in Hong Kong, Juno felt that people tend to forget the places they have been, or ignorant to the corners that were never noticed. The atmosphere of the places he has traveled to and the stories he has heard were all sources of inspiration for his photography. The variety of scenes Juno saw as he walked around brought him creative ideas, which encouraged him to press the shutter of his Leica camera.
Juno has been encouraged to showcase his unique worldview from the music videos and films he directs, thus he visited different corners in Hong Kong to capture the places that are easily forgotten by the public just for this exhibition.
Photo 2: ‘a kind of hope named false’
Step into Juno’s mini photography exhibition and enjoy 15 carefully selected photos from his photography series while listening to his stories, dreams and ideas. From the preface to the summary of in poem form, from the titles of the work such as “last name broken, first name shoes” and “a kind of hope named false”,Juno leads people through the urban spaces of Hong Kong, telling different stories through the lines of his texts.
Visit the Leica Store Hong Kong Causeway Bay rom now to April 16 to see with your own eyes, how film director, celebrity and artist Juno Mak uses photography in combination with his art of writing to create a fluid, heartfelt story that resembles his personal journey.
About Leica Store Hong Kong Causeway Bay
“Leica Store Hong Kong Causeway Bay” is Hong Kong’s first flagship store on Pak Sha Road in Causeway Bay, a destination bringing together premium cameras, coffee, lifestyle products and artworks in the city. Designed by renowned design studio LAAB Architects, through the integration of Hong Kong’s cultural characteristics and photographic elements, the flagship provides a new and extraordinary photographic art experience for Leica customers and photographers. The art gallery regularly exhibits works of famous international and local photographers, allowing people to enjoy shopping and a variety of fun activities.
About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating premium manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand (from Leitz Camera) is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. Combined with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception to this day. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company is internationally represented by its branch offices in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.