In Flower Show, Paul Yeung captures the outfits and activities of visitors at the Hong Kong Flower Show, bringing out the humour of collective behaviour while making ridicule of the cliché of salon photography. Each image is an implied narrative, where the subject’s identity is hidden with her head and partial body cropped out of the frame. The narratives unfold through different layers, as backdrops of the flower show intersect with colourful, splendored appearances of the subjects whose emotions remain enigmas to the audience. The series is presented in traditional Chinese hand scroll with his hand written calligraphy of classical Chinese poetry about the wilting of flower.
Paul Yeung: Flower Show