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Zhou HanShunBy Zhou HanShun
First created
Zhou HanShunBy Zhou HanShun
First created
S$ 1,080
pledged of S$ 23,000pledged of S$ 23,000 goal
12
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 18 2018

About

The Project

To say life moves fast in a city is an understatement. People go through life in an uncompromising, chaotic pace, overcoming and absorbing anything in their path. Time in the city seem to flow quicker, memories in the city tend to fade away faster. Nothing seems to stand still in a city.

Frenetic City is photobook that lets you experience the intensity and chaotic environment in one of the most densely populated cities in the world. 

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It is the culmination of photographs from 2014 to 2017, created in the streets of Hong Kong.

This project consists of elaborated photographs of overpopulated city landscapes, depicting density, loneliness and loose of identity.

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With a population of over 7 million but less than 25% of its land developed, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. When I first landed, I was immediately confronted by a society that is in fierce competition for physical and mental space. I decided to capture and re-create the tension and chaos that I experienced in photographic form, using multiple exposures on B&W negatives. 
  

The creation of each photograph requires me to be fixed at a specific location from between 5 to 7 hours per session. Through the viewfinder of an old Hasselblad, I created each photograph by overlapping selected individuals or groups of people within the 6 x 6 frame.

The resulting photograph is not of a singular moment in time, but a multitude of moments in time captured in a single frame.


                        

In this digital age where most photographs are viewed on a screen of a computer or smartphone, I believe that photography is still best experienced on printed paper, in book form.

   

This book will be produced in a limited edition of 1000 copies, printed in Tri-Tone on high-end matt paper with a printed-wrap hardcover.

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Book Details

Edition: 1000 numbered copies
Extent: 80 pages, excluding cover
Size: 10 inches x 10 inches (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)
Printing: 4C x 4C offset printing
Finishing: Thread Sewn, Case Bound

A large portion of this financial goal, about 65%, goes to hiring a top-of-the-line printer. While the remaining costs are for backers’ rewards, packaging, shipping, as well as Kickstarter’s cut.

Artist's Bio

Born and raised in Singapore, Zhou HanShun is a Photographer Artist, Printmaker and Art Director.

After graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore and RMIT University, he went on to make a living as an art director, and continues to pursue his passion as a visual storyteller and photographer.

He uses photography as a way to explore, investigate and document the culture and people in the cities he lived in.

HanShun has exhibited at the RE:ARTISTE "Show Your World" Exhibition, Gallery MC, New York, the Tumbas Cultural Center in Thessaloniki, Greece for Photoeidolo (2017), the Molekyl Gallery in Sweden, for the Malmo Fotobiennal (2017), the Gallery under Theater in Bratislava, Slovakia for The Month of Photography Bratislava(2017), the Czech China Contemporary Museum in Beijing for the SongZhuang International Photo Biennale(2017), the PhotoMetria "Parallel Voices" exhibition in Greece (2016), the Addis FotoFest in Ethiopia (2016), among others.

About the rewards

– $358: One 9"x 9" (23cm x 23cm) Archival Print of your choice (edition of 10 each).

– $1008: One 20"x 20" (50cm x 50cm) Archival Print of your choice (edition of 10 each).

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Signed Archival Prints

ABOUT THE EXCESS FUNDS
All excess funds after reaching the funding goal will be donated to "Habitat for Humanity" in Hong Kong, the city where these photographs were created.

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Risks and challenges

The challenge of printing these photos would be getting the details and tonal qualities on paper. As I already have extensive experience in design, I am certain that everything would run smoothly.

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    Get 1 signed and numbered special edition 8" x 8" (20cm x 20cm) print on Archival paper, along with your signed book. Select one of the photographs in "Frenetic City" for this print. The photographs can be found on the bottom of the page. Each photograph comes in edition of 10.

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    Get a signed and numbered special edition 20" x 20" (50cm x 50cm) print on Archival paper . Select one of the photographs in "Frenetic City" for this print. The photographs can be found on the bottom of the page. Each photograph comes in edition of 10.

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Funding period

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