Vanessa Wong is Hong Kong-based image-maker represents an invitation to imagine saying “I want to invite my audiences to ‘colour’ my black and white work in their own minds, with their unique hues of emotion and expanse of experiences,” she tells AnOther magazine. Fashion, sport and street photography captured via iPhone 12 mini.
“It was an attempt to examine, redefine and fully take in what we consider incomplete, imperfect and unseen,” says Wong of the series. “Shadows, voids, spots, blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks … I believe darkness brings introspection, and everyone can interpret the images with their own palette.”
Alongside with other female photographers Apple partnered to create unique series. Wong was part of the project and she shot entire project on an iPhone 12 mini to create dramatic, chiaroscuro-style portraits in Hong Kong streets.
“The iPhone 12 Mini allowed me to be maximally spontaneous,” she explains. “There is no need to think about aperture and shutter speed; no test shots and no worries about missing a moment. It is in fact the best and simplest way for me to capture moments that move me.”
“On some days, I treated the next day as if it was my last, and saw everything from big to small in a more precious light,” she says. “We all should do more of what makes us feel alive.”