In between the F.I.L. store opening and an event for Rio Mints, I stopped by my friend Eyedie Tai’s photo exhibition. The show was held at Philia Lounge which is located on Arbuthnot Road, just up the street from Hong Kong’s top club, Dragon-i, in Central. Active as a photographer, a model, and a socialite, Eyedie is a well known face around Hong Kong.
Eyedie’s last exhibition held at Kee Club several years ago was heavy on portraits and Moments Voles II is the same. Though the show contains a mixture of material, perhaps the majority of attention went to a collection of portraits featuring several of Hong Kong’s most beautiful celebrity / actress / models including Nissa, Gaile, Lisa S., Amanda Strang, and Isabella Leong.
Rather than straight fashion shots, the photos here have a distinct candid feeling. Accurately titled “Stolen Moments” in French, the result is an exhibition with a casual, relaxed warmth that accentuates the feminine beauty of her subjects.
Since Eyedie’s relationship with most of the models here is beyond simply a professional association, there is an intimacy in the photos that perhaps shows the model’s true face.[photopress:Nissa_photos.jpg,full,pp_image][photopress:Isabella_Photos2.jpg,full,pp_image]
There was a large turnout for the opening, including an army of reporters who kept Eyedie busy answering questions about her work.[photopress:EyedieTai_Photo_Exhibit.jpg,full,pp_image][photopress:Eyedie_HoldingCourt.jpg,full,pp_image]
The entrance-way to the lounge was covered in a wall of photographic prints.[photopress:Eyedie_PhotoPrintWall.jpg,full,pp_image]