Exhibition Title: “凝視” Gazing – You lead me to see the light
Artist Name: Doris Hsu
1-6-1 Hattori-motomachi, Toyonaka-shi, OSAKA, 561-0851, JAPAN
January 13 on Monday to January 26 on Sunday, 2020
January 20 on Monday to January 23 on Thursday
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
gallery 176 / NISHIKAWA Yoshiyasu
This photo exhibition by Doris Hsu, a photographer living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan who continues to shoot the band “Elephant Gym” from Kaohsiung, will be held at the same time with their 1st One-Man Tour in Japan. The artist Doris will also visit Japan. Please enjoy Taiwanese photos and music.
gallery176 / NISHIKAWA Yoshiyasu
*This exhibition is not an Elephant Gym official photo exhibition.
Saturated by their music, and we found the light there.
How to define a good show?
I think if they made people enjoy it, it’ll be a good show.
I love to see people enjoy their best.
Because it’s the best moment to be a human.
To me, photography is the most important thing.
And music as well .
So I try to make myself enjoy between them.
Meeting to Elephant Gym
I got a lot of exposure to Taiwanese indie music about 5 years. And my first time to know math rock was in 2016, I went to their show “WORK concert tour” in Tainan.
I remembered that is really impressed me a lot. Whenever I hear their songs, I get goose bumps. And, I was totally appealed to their music when I listened it at that time.
I keep to take photos for them from then till now.
Why taking photos by films
I love some kinds of music movie from 60’s to 80’s, and the movies show original state of these early bands. The photos from the film, some are not so much clear, even blurry, but they are all full of life.
So I was also trying to shot with film cameras, and learning to print them in the darkroom.
About this exhibition
We are growing together. Till now, I am still excited about shooting in every concert!
This exhibition included their live photos I shot in Taiwan from 2016 to 2019. I recorded different shows for them, some by digital, some by film. There are also another daily photos in this exhibition. You can merit a closer look their daily too.
It’s the first time to have my overseas exhibition. I hope you can feel the power from these works.
Enjoy it, have a good day 🙂
gelatin silver print, type C print (Size and number are undecided)