||The title of Hong Kong modern literature writer Liu Yichang's novel 「對倒」is a translation of tête-bêche (head-to-tail), which describes a pair of stamps that are printed head to tail in relation to each other intentionally or accidentally. The novel takes its title meaning, using a parallel narrative to express the state of mind and urban conditions of a young lady and old man in the 1970s. "Head to tail 19..21" photo exhibition is curated by Scofield Chan, a MAFA student, he tried to explore the possibility of “head to tail” from a random selection of photographic works from amateur street photographer Peter Sam taken in 2019 and works taken by Scofield Chan in 2021. In the gathering, Scofield and Peter selected the most memorable photographs in 2021 and 2019 respectively. Coincidentally, they discovered that the two could be combined, Scofield arranged the photos in a symmetrical collage and arranged these two sets of photos in these two years to become a story about "matters happen in a day". The humanities and customs of these two years coincidentally form a symmetrical space that can be viewed. The view of two years, in a group of reading spaces that can be watched, makes people reflect on the transformation of the city in just three years. The article uses QR CODE as a link, allowing readers to use QR CODE to spy on their stories after viewing the photos.
Scofield Chan: As a street photographer, who graduated from the Department of Chinese language and literature, used to express himself on writing in the past. Had won Global Youth Chinese Literary Award for the New Century in CUHK. After graduation, he continued to wander on the streets on foot to explore his city and to express his mind. He has won the silver award and honorable mention in the street photography category of the PX3 and the Winner in the black and white category of the National Geographic Wheelock Hong Kong Photo Contest. He is currently studying for the Master of Arts in Fine Art and his photographic works are usually displayed at Instagram: @Sco_street.
Peter Sam: An amateur photographer, working in the IT industry. He first only treats photography as a hobby and a way to relax and express his inner world. He later discovered that photography helps him interact and communicate with the outside world and broaden his sense of observation about the surroundings. The photography process for him is always a moment of joy. The process of shooting on the street sometimes is more fun and rewarding than the “result” he gets. Instagram: @dupdupdee.