Today, our regular section about SY Hsu has a monologue given by Hsu himself about his more sentimental view on photography.
By SY Hsu (edited by Nevin):
" TO ME , PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE MOST HONEST LIE IN THE WORLD . "
We all see consequences happen in our lives. Every choice brings a different result whether you like it or not. It is hard to tell if it will be positive or negative until life's end.
"That’s the reason why I take photos," I said.
Photography is a large part of my life. Like an animal searching for its quarry, my desire for photography guides me to struggle to survive. I scream in silent darkness, shout at secret moments, stand in a quiet world; and I am like every part of me wanting to find the perfect attachment, every single picture framing a moment of my life. While I am trying hard to construct my own pictures, I am buried in my own creations.
There, interestingly, I have found my loneliness.
"If you can understand, that’s because you are aware of loneliness ," I said.
By Nevin: There is a cure for the loneliness of a photographer who is a bachelor, which is love. Unfortunately, life is so guided by chances that one can get the cure or not at all only by chance. When the chance in life allows Hsu to only carry a torch for the one giving him butterflies in his stomach, he may well think that love does not really conquer all.
His dream of love is masked behind the hazy glass panel, which also hides the story of a secret admirer yet to be told.
(Publish with courtesy and copyright of SY Hsu; all photos by Hsu)