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Changes of the state of being in the world are often beyond human sensation. Photography possesses the power to archive every moment, which becomes a beautiful memory of ours. Starting from his first roll of film 12 years ago, Frankie To started the journey of photographing.

While he is a photographer, Frankie is also a fitness professional, Yoga teacher and a Psychotherapist. Many people say, “Never trust what you see in pictures, for all photographers are magicians and liars.” Frankie never agrees on that point of view. He believes that everything has its beautiful side. Many people often choose to see the ugly and pick up mistakes from others to prove that they are better. They often forget to try to appreciate the good things. And many others are simply too busy to slow down their steps, hence miss out all the beautiful beings in this world. Frankie thrives to see things from a different angle. Photo-shooting, for him, is a way of meditation. Slowing down his steps, taking a deep breath, starting to see the world in a different way and then capturing it via photographs fulfill what is his essence.

From Frankie's perspective, taking artistic portrait photos is more challenging than taking those of landscapes and interiors. Yet, it is what he enjoys the most. Ensuring that the models feel comfortable is always Frankie’s highest priority. He is very gifted in communicating with people. Before each photo session, he spends time with the models to understand them more, help them put down their baggage and come face to face with their true selves. In Frankie’s images, not only do you see beautiful faces and figures, but you also find yourself reading biographies of the models.

世界變幻莫測,美好的畫面轉瞬即逝。而鏡頭卻能記錄下每個瞬間,留給我們美好的回憶。因此,十二年前,以他生命中第一台膠片相機為起點,Frankie開始了他攝影之旅。

身為一名健身專家、瑜伽導師和心理治療師,Frankie To 在眾多職業攝影師中顯得別具一格。

許多人會說:不要相信你從照片中看到的世界,因為攝影師會用鏡頭編造一個個謊言。但是Frankie相信,就算沒有魔術師般的手法,世間的一切也都能在鏡頭裏呈現美的一面,這些美只是在等待被發現。他相信,當我們拋下自負和挑剔的心態,在忙碌的生活中放慢腳步,那些被錯過的美好就會重回我們的視野。

因此,Frankie的作品,無論山水、靜物,還是人像、建築,都不會有過度的渲染,更不會壓迫人們的觀感。他所做的只是借助鏡頭,用不同的角度看待世界,努力幫助觀者打開另一個視覺的視窗。Frankie希望他的鏡頭能成為觀者的另一雙眼睛,只是更強大、更精准、更細緻。

對Frankie來說,拍攝風景是一門修練心靈的功課,拍攝人物則是場對智力和閱歷的挑戰,儘管困難,卻最能讓他樂在其中。讓模特自在於鏡頭的存在,發現他們尚不自知的信心和魅力,始終是Frankie考慮的首要問題。他善用自己溝通的天賦,在拍攝前不吝時間地瞭解被拍攝者的所思所想,尊重他們的生活和閱歷,幫助他們卸下包袱,坦然面對原本的自己。於是,悅目的面容和軀體便不再是Frankie作品的全部,觀者所分享到的還有那些影像之外的故事。

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