Fan Ho: Hong Kong minimalismBy evoking Ho Fan (born in 1937 in Shanghai), it immediately brings to mind the acclaimed Hong Kong director and actor. However he is also famous for his expressionist and experimental photographs that have been not only chronicling Hong Kong street life from the 50s up to now, but also exploring more pictorial themes such as shanshui (Chinese word for traditional landscape painting), abstraction and nudes.More Like This
Ho Fan's art is anything but 'straight photography'; instead he transforms it into a more dramatic and expressionist art. He deliberately distorts figures, accentuates light and shadow, fuses different negatives together, alters the perspective, and so on.
Favorite street camera & Lens: Rolleiflex and some times Leica.
"My first camera was a Nikon during the late 1940’s or early 50’s" Ho says. "But I used it for snap shots.