OF SECTION ( I )
S. F. DAN
literature, we have often heard of the name "Pastoral poet". If photography
can be compared with literature, we can also have "Pastoral photographers".
In this first section of Mr. Lo's masterpieces, we would like to introduce
his pastoral scenes first. No.1
shows the doorway of a typical Chinese village hut. The Chinese characters
immediately suggest Oriental mood to overseas photographers. If Nos.
3 and 4 may be grouped
under "Photojournalism", they are done with pictorial techniques. No.6
is a typical Shatin morning shot. Shrimp-catchers, ducks or sampans against
a misty background are no strangers to our distant friends, as thousands
of pictures taken here by local shutter-bugs are continuously flooding
the international salons.
10 and 11 give us
a feeling of tranquillity and calmness, "Like a painted ship upon a painted
lake", if we may change Coleridge's words.
16 and 17 are taken
in the same district, but different taking angles and subjects give us
two different pictures.
Some of these pictures were taken a decade ago. They have set good examples
to our younger generations.
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