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Michael Kenna:樹木值得我們去尊重及珍惜

英國攝影師Michael Kenna拍攝風景超過四十年,對樹木情有獨鍾,以簡潔的黑白照片來呈現樹木的美態。時隔四年,這位舉辦過逾400場展覽的攝影師,最近再度來港舉辦展覽《Philosopher’s Tree》,跟他分享近年香港古樹的命運,政府為斬腳趾避沙蟲處決過一些古樹,他聽完一臉錯愕,雖說不熟香港情況而沒有妄下斷語,可訪問期間他多次強調要尊重及珍惜樹木。「樹木對地球來說,不僅在生態環境及美學上,都有非常有價值。」更何況在香港,這些古樹還承載著歷史。

說起香港古樹,Michael Kenna感同身受,因他多次在日本北海道拍攝的Kussharo Lake Tree,在當地變得很歡迎,許多人慕名而來,不時爬到樹上,營地主人覺得太危險,便把它斬掉了。出版過一本同名攝影書,他覺得自己也有一定責任,「畢竟我的照片某程度上令那棵樹變得成名,間接令它面臨死亡。」好奇害死貓,人類的無知與無禮卻害死樹。同樣位於北海道的Philosopher’s Tree,獨自生長在一片莊稼田中,許多遊客私自潛入田園拍攝,對莊稼及園主的生活都造成影響,加上大樹有老化跡象,園主最後不得不出此下策,以解後顧之憂。說起這棵優美古樹的消失,他不無感慨,「樹木其實與人一樣,都是有生命的,值得我們去尊重。」

Michael Kenna自1970年代初已拍攝樹木,與樹木的淵源,更可追溯至其兒時的經歷。現年65歲的他,成長在英格蘭北部工業小城Widnes,家中距離公園很近,他不時與四位哥哥到公園玩耍。「我自小就對樹木感興趣,把樹木當成朋友,用它來創造故事,總幻想著有野生動物或太空船降臨在樹上。」後來當他接觸攝影後,樹木便成為了其拍攝對象,一切來得很自然。問他如何選擇想拍攝的樹木,他卻反問我如何選擇朋友。「每棵樹都有它的個性,其實就和朋友一樣,你們會互相吸引。」

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‘Photography is not a sport. It has no rules.’

Bill Brandt (British photographer and photojournalist) – May 2, 1904 – December 20, 1983.

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Exercise 4.5

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Make a Google Images search for ‘landscape’, ‘portrait’, or any ordinary subject such as ‘apple’ or ‘sunset’. Add a screengrab of a representative page to your learning log and note down the similarities you find between the images. 640 more words

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