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‘Art as Experience’ by John Dewey, in which, he talks about the creation of art are made up of ‘artistic’ and ‘esthetic’ when an artist creates a work of art, ‘artistic’ is the action of making, the dexterity from the artist, ‘esthetic’ is the perception from the process of making the art. He also said that art is also a process of creation, perception and enjoyment, it has nothing to do with the creative act. He said that ‘Until the artist is satisfied in perception with what he is doing, he continues shaping and reshaping. …

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I’ve recently finished an audiobook called Photographs Not Taken by Will Steacy. This book contains a collection of essay from different photographers about photos that were not taken, using words, they wrote about the photographs that they could’ve or should’ve made, but they didn’t.

I’ve come across this book for a while now but never get a chance or the time to buy it. Coincidentally I saw it on audible, so I bought it as an audiobook. It was interesting to listen to this book as the book was supposed to be read by readers like they are looking/ reading…

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a WPBR post. There were too much going on with my life. I had to put a pause on EXCONMED. Perhaps one day, I will post an update on how my life has changed this year. But for now, I would want to focus on posting more regularly here first, starting with WPBR.

Since I’m have recently relocated all my books to a new bookshelf and putting them into alphabetical order, I figured I should start posting weekly recommendation again. …

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I was browsing the internet and came across some photographs of migrants hiding in a sheltered room, the captions go along the line like “these people exist”, or “this is real”. Something similar to that, thanks to social media algorithm, I am unable to go back in time and find the articles and the photos to show you. But I’m sure you’ve seen plantly of those on social media. It makes me wonder about the role of photography in this situation. Yes, I’m sure the photos are real, it is used as evidence…

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In the photoland, every photographer would give themselves different titles, storytellers, visual artist, content creators, commercial photographers, fine art photographers etc. At the end of the day, we are all using cameras as a tool to create, shoot or make images and show it to audiences. However, depending on the audience it determines how we label ourselves.

For a while now, I’ve been avoiding certain types of photography in my own practices. I always considered myself as a visual artist or storyteller. …

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. There are several reasons for that, I’ve started work full time and an art teacher, been attending portfolio reviewers and trying to finish off my project “Omission”. With all of those things, it’s hard to find time to sit down and write. However, I have drafted a lot of ideas down that I would like to write about, hoping I will find the time to finish all those drafts this year.

Since I’ve been giving myself so much excuses, I have decided to write and upload the blog on my phone…

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In the modern world, it’s almost effortless for one to get their work to be seen. Post a photo online along with few hashtags, you’ll probably get fifty to hundred likes. Does that satisfy the artist? For some, maybe. Out of the hundred people who liked that photo, who actually took the time to look at the photo? Probably one or two. Especially in social media where everything moves instantaneously, there’s no time for viewers to appreciate the work. …

Something I’ve been really interested in lately is photography with text. There are a lot of artists who uses photography and words. Words and photo both give the viewers information, so how do they both work together? This week’s book recommendation is something that is worth reading if you are interested in this topic.

This book is a collection of photographs from the exhibition “photo text text photo” in Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Museum fur Moderne Kunst in Bozen. The exhibition explores the theme of “language and art”, how this common yet over looked theme has affected modern art.

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If Hong Kong is a cultural desert why are there still art events happening every year?

Hong Kong is known for its financial freedom, freedom of trades which makes Hong Kong the best place for business. As rents are expensive, Hong Konger is constantly working for money in order survive in this city. People are hiring domestic work to clean their home because they don’t have the time to do it themselves. So why do people still have time to look at art?

Each year around March, artist and art collectors from all over the world would come to the…

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