BackChow Chee-kong: Ink Mountains

Theme Description

The movements of clouds and mist invest lush mountain slopes with a changeful pictorialism like what we can observe from Chinese ink paintings. Since ancient times, “mountains and streams in the mist” have inspired numerous literati to compose literary and artistic works. Photographs in this series were taken in Mount Huangshan, Zhangjiajie, and other mountainous areas in China. From various perspectives, Chow Chee-kong captured the kaleidoscopic landscapes of mountains enveloped in mist and clouds. The sweeping waves of the sea of clouds transform mountain peaks into islands floating in the sky. Through photography, the vital magnificence of mountains is perceptualized into vivid images.