Beyond the Current Practice is a photobook by Hong Kong photographer, Jimmy Lee Chin Kiu.
Beyond the Current Practice depicts the relationship between intimacy and public space. This series of images were made in public spaces that had sexual intercourse before — the spotlight is a metaphor for the imagination of the past, which explores diachronic and spatial experience.
To some extent, the nature of photography is “recording” or “documenting” the has-had-been. I extend this concept to a social context which is about public sex in Hong Kong. I wonder what the reason for all these intimate actions that happened in public. Is it just because of enthusiasm or lack of space?
Interestingly, the spotlight seems to offer a way to imagine the past. I am keen to know the moment that passed in order to get some inspiration for the future. When I completed the project, no answer was found, but I got a glimpse of love and youth. — Jimmy Lee Chin Kiu
Published by Brownie
Language: Bilingual (English, Chinese)
Format: Softcover, 12 pages
Dimensions: 260 x 320 mm
Publication Date: February 2017