BackChow Chee-kong: Poetic Landscapes

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Chow Chee-kong inscribed poetic lines on his photography works, realizing the integration of poetry and imagery while elaborating his iconic style of “poetic photography.” Much like the well-written and beautifully designed inscriptions on Chinese traditional ink paintings and calligraphy artworks, the inscriptions on Chow’s photography can be viewed as a literal revelation of the artist’s emotions and the unspoken meanings that cannot be seen directly from the images. Swaying willow branches, a lone boat, a small pool of water, clusters of magnificent mountains…, in these objects and places lies the subtlety of landscape photography. Capturing the beauty of nature, the photographer reveals the meanings implied in the images.