Sunday, June 13, 2021

徠卡相機與Sharp宣佈建立技術夥伴關係 在日本市場的智能手機攝影領域展開合作

徠卡相機公司與Sharp宣佈建立技術夥伴關係,並向日本市場推出首款與徠卡合作設計的AQUOS R6智能手機。兩家公司將在光學工程領域展開密切合作,一起開發創新解決方案,希望能為智能手機攝影帶來更為出色的成像質量。 與徠卡合作設計的AQUOS R6智能手機專為日本市場開發。這款智能手機搭載品質出眾的1英吋超大傳感器。與內部集成的徠卡鏡頭技術相結合,不但確保在終端設備上顯示優異畫質,還能輸出畫質出眾的影像作品。 

自1912年成立以來,Sharp一直致力於在眾多產品領域不斷創新。憑借領先的技術和對高品質和高設計標準的不變承諾,Sharp的產品一直具有出色的娛樂性、極高的便利性以及全新的視角。 100多年來,徠卡品牌一直是傑出攝影技術、出眾畫質和一流德國工業設計的代名詞。徠卡公司生產優質的相機和鏡頭,其精密工具總是能給各個攝影領域的專業攝影師和新用戶留下深刻印象。作為品牌文化的一個重要組成部分,徠卡公司一直舉辦各種各樣的活動,以推動攝影藝術發展。徠卡公司歷史悠久,從成立之初就致力於促進全球知名攝影師和新晉青年攝影人才的成長。 Sharp個人通信系統事業部總經理Shigeru Kobayashi表示:「我們很高興推出AQUOS R6,它擁有世界上最大的1英寸傳感器攝像頭。如果沒有徠卡相機公司的巨大貢獻,Sharp不可能取得這個里程碑式的成就。通過這個長期合作關係,我們兩家公司將為市場帶來具有出色拍照功能和用戶體驗的高品質智能手機。」 

「Sharp和徠卡都十分注重傳統,同時不忘追求技術創新,以求實現更高的品質。我很高興能與Sharp合作,並取得第一個成果——這款與徠卡合作設計的全新智能手機AQUOS R6。」徠卡相機公司大股東、全球監事會主席Andreas Kaufmann博士表示。 徠卡相機公司首席執行官Matthias Harsch補充道:「Sharp與徠卡之間的戰略技術夥伴關係表明,雙方對不斷推動技術可能性邊界有著共同的熱情。

與徠卡合作設計的智能手機AQUOS R6是基於我們共同制定的高標準,以及我們對絕不妥協的高質量的共同承諾,反映了我們合作的成功,在各方面都超越了日本用戶極高的期望。」 徠卡香港官方Facebook專頁:Leica Camera 徠卡香港官方Instagram專頁:leicacamerahk #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraHK #LeicaHK

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Launching the homegrown ECO-sneaker label in Hong Kong


Having been fully funded on Kickstarter, within 24 hours and incredibly reaching eight times their initial funding goal, LONO is ready to show everyone what it’s made of and to challenge the status of quo with a ZERO-inventory retail model, the first of its kind in the industry. LONO is a pair of plant-based sneakers designed for a sockless and eco-conscious lifestyle. 

Thanks to TREE fiber, the natural odor-busting, breathability, and anti-bacterial properties are able to perform and translate directly to your feet. LONO is determined in making the transition from synthetic to organic, biodegradable materials. Their goal is to reduce waste and pollution while transforming sustainable resources into shoes with remarkable functionality. 

LONO’s amazing TREE-knit mesh: 100% plant-based fiber; 0% plastic / glue / animal LONO VIP launch 

When: June 22nd, 2021 

Where: The Hangout Cafe & Bar 18 Pok Man Street, Olympic LONO story, experiencing the LONO comfort, and showcasing the LONO sneakers.

XOVĒ and Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Harness the Power of White Truffles for an Exceptional Beauty Experience - May 2021


Masterfully crafted by a team of leading scientists in Switzerland, XOVĒ’s renowned efficacy comes from the precious white truffle – known as the tuber magnatum - a natural jewel packed with superoxide dismutase that promises optimal skin restoration, thanks to antioxidant properties that are 80 times greater than sheep placenta extract and 1,000 times more powerful than vitamin E. 

In celebration of this collaboration, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s Executive Chef, Christophe Sapy, and XOVĒ’s brand founder, Gigi Ma, have created a delectable array of afternoon tea treats, spearheaded by a Truffle Croque Monsieur to delight diners. 

Precious truffle is woven into a scrumptious, warm sandwich of ham and melted cheese, creating flavourful indulgence with every unctuous bite. This decadent set also features an assortment of sweet treats such as 1963 Mandarin Cheesecake, Yuzu Vanilla Tart, 66% Dark Chocolate Entremets, May Rose & Raspberry Cake and a range of refined finger sandwiches, accompanied by the hotel’s iconic, freshly baked classic and raisin scones, served with Mandarin Oriental’s signature Rose Petal Jam and clotted cream. 

During the promotion, guests who order the XOVĒ White Truffle Treasure Afternoon Tea will receive a complimentary voucher to redeem an exclusive skincare set valued at HKD1,274 at the beauty brand’s Indulgence Hall pop-up store on the hotel’s Mezzanine floor. The set includes a Treatment Essence, a Cellular Brightening Activator, a Recovery Mask, cosmetic bag and a HKD50 cash voucher to shop at the XOVĒ eshop and the Indulgence Hall pop-up store. 

Available at Clipper Lounge and Café Causette located on the hotel’s Mezzanine floor, the XOVĒ White Truffle Treasure Afternoon Tea is priced at HKD736* per set for two persons. Afternoon tea at Clipper Lounge is served from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and public holidays; and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Afternoon Tea at Café Causette is served from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Click here for the full menu. 

For more information and to make reservations, please call +852 2825 4000 or email mohkg-restaurants@mohg.com. *Prices are subject to 10% service charge. XOVĒ Staycation Room Package Indulge in timeless luxury with the ultra-relaxing XOVĒ Staycation room package. 

This pampering package includes the ultimate five-star stay experience, with a wide range of privileges which include a complimentary XOVĒ White Truffle Premium Revitalization Set valued at HKD1,557 and a personal invitation to experience the exclusive 50-minute White Truffle Treasure Facial Treatment at the beauty brand’s Indulgence Hall pop-up store on the hotel’s Mezzanine floor and an Intense RF Tightening Eye Treatment. 

 For room reservations, please call +852 2522 0111 or email mohkg-reservations@mohg.com. All privileges are subject to availability where terms and conditions apply.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Appoints Golin Hong Kong to Lead Communications

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Appoints Golin Hong Kong to Lead Communications on the Hotel's Transformation Relaunch in 2021

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Appoints Golin Hong Kong to Lead Communications on the Hotel's Transformation Relaunch in 2021
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong has appointed Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) agency Golin, to lead all communications activities in 2021 focusing on the transformation of the hotel, including renovated guest rooms and the launch of a new bar and lobby café, all of which will be unveiled in phases this year. 

As the hotel’s first major transformation since its inception in 2005, Golin Hong Kong will be providing strategic consultancy on media and influencer outreach for local and regional media in Hong Kong, while GolinMagic in mainland China will be supporting on digital and social media. 

Bill Taylor, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, comments, "Our new partnership with Golin is particularly exciting, as it marks the beginning of a new journey. Here at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, we pride ourselves in setting the hospitality benchmark and creating new standards within the industry. We are excited to share the news of our transformation, and look forward to working closely with the Golin team who offers a wealth of knowledge of the industry and market." 

Carol Yeung, Vice President at Golin Hong Kong, says, "Our team is tremendously excited to support Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong as they transform their already extraordinary property. The hotel is such an iconic landmark to the city, and we look forward to strengthening and amplifying its vision further with our expertise in the luxury hospitality, F&B and lifestyle sectors." Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong marks the latest client to join Golin Hong Kong’s growing luxury hospitality clientele.

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Pacific Place Presents Works by British Conceptual Artist Michael Craig-Martin

Pacific Place Presents Works by British Conceptual Artist Michael Craig-Martin Including Three Unique Sculptures

Pacific Place Presents Works by British Conceptual Artist Michael Craig-Martin
Pacific Place Presents Works by British Conceptual Artist Michael Craig-Martin

Continuing its fervent support of the arts in Hong Kong, Pacific Place is excited to present Michael Craig-Martin at Pacific Place from 19 May to 9 June as part of Swire Properties Arts Month 2021. This year also marks the ninth consecutive year of Swire Properties' partnership with Art Basel Hong Kong. Three unique sculptures by Michael Craig-Martin, a principal figure in British conceptual art, will be exhibited for the first time in an indoor space at Pacific Place, together with another of the artist's works, Royal Academy Flags1.

Visitors to Pacific Place will be the first to enjoy the sculptures before they move on to be displayed at Taikoo Place and then find a permanent home at Taikoo Li Qiantan in Shanghai. Standing at imposing heights of 2.5 to 4 metres, Michael Craig-Martin's three powder-coated steel sculptures, Bright Idea, Headphones (blue) and High Heel (pink), are prominently displayed in Pacific Place. Above them, suspended from the roof of Garden Court, hang his Royal Academy Flags1.

Together, the sculptures and flags highlight the poetic and emotional potency of everyday objects, probing the relationship between object and image. Their vibrant colourway creates a striking presence against the backdrop of Pacific Place, with passers-by given the opportunity make their own personal interpretations of each work. "Bright Idea, Headphones (blue) and High Heel (pink) depict instantly recognisable objects from contemporary life, emphasising their formal beauty, functional integrity and cultural significance,"

Michael Craig-Martin explained. "Through graceful lines formed from powder-coated steel, they give the impression of floating effortlessly above the ground. The delicate contours of these sculptures allow the viewer to look through them to the landscape beyond, playing upon the relationship between drawing and sculpture, line and scale."

Theresa Leung, General Manager of Pacific Place, said: "As part of our commitment to making art part of everyday life, we are excited to showcase Michael Craig-Martin's compelling works to mark the return of Swire Properties Arts Month.

Highlighting our desire to offer unique first-time experiences at Pacific Place, the highly anticipated indoor debut of Bright Idea, Headphones (blue), High Heel (pink) and Royal Academy Flags1 aims to challenge our perceptions of typically mundane objects, elevating them from the ordinary to the extraordinary." Join us at Pacific Place and ignite your bright ideas, with all the exciting first time experiences available during Arts Month.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Liang Yi Museum presents Family Silver: Highlights from the Liang Yi Collection

Liang Yi Museum presents Family Silver: Highlights from the Liang Yi Collection

Liang Yi Museum is pleased to present Family Silver: Highlights from the Liang Yi Collection, a landmark exhibition presenting 150 sets of historic silver from the 18th to 20th century, drawn solely from the Museum’s permanent collection. The largest of its kind in Hong Kong, the exhibition will showcase this rare metal's heritage, design and craftsmanship, explore the lineages of generations of silversmiths; and trace how silverware functions as family heirlooms. Family Silver: Highlights from the Liang Yi Collection will open on 16 June 2021. 

Liang Yi Museum presents Family Silver
Liang Yi Museum

Silver has long been used in the East and West, both as a type of currency and as a canvas for extraordinary workmanship.

This precious material has been praised for its beauty, intrinsic value, flexibility and durability for centuries. This exhibition provides a rare opportunity for audiences to explore the Museum's preeminent silverware collection's artistic, social and historical significance. Acquired over three decades, Liang Yi Museum’s collection of silver comprises more than 500 sets. The curators have chosen only a quarter to be displayed, and for many of the objects, it will be their first time in the spotlight after their acquisitions into the Museum’s collection. 

Liang Yi Museum

The Museum’s collection consists primarily of French and British silver from the 18th and 19th centuries – a particularly fecund period for silversmiths, and one in which silver was available in previously unheard-of quantities in the New World, and at the height of fashion in both the New and Old Worlds. Silversmiths of unparalleled skills such as English masters Paul Storr (1770–1844) and Benjamin Smith (1764-1823) and his sons; as well as the French Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot (1763–1850) created true masterpieces during this time. Common phrases such as “born with a silver spoon in your mouth” suggests that - in the Occident at least - this material has been collected by the wealthy as an expression of power since ancient times. 

The ancient Greeks and Romans used silver coins as portable wealth; and throughout the many wars and revolutions in history, silver was valued as much for its liquidity (melting down the family silver); as for its artistic applications. In 18th and 19th century Europe, silver was another area of patronage for the rich, who commissioned multitudes from silversmiths. The tradition of aristocratic families commissioning silver to mark important occasions such as weddings, births and deaths makes it the perfect anchor to inspire a greater understanding of pivotal events and historic moments in time. 

Each piece recounts a story that constitutes our most immediate connection to the past. Family Silver is divided into nine sections: lighting; writing; dining; display; toilette; coffee and tea service; alcohol service; vanities; and a special section dedicated to Asian silver. Highlight galleries include a recreated Chinoiserie reading room; a dining hall that illuminates the evolution of dining traditions in the West; and interactive galleries that teach visitors how to read hallmarks and coats of arms. 

Key exhibits include a pair of candelabra made in 1837 presented to Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo (1788-1845) by the slaves he emancipated in Jamaica; and a 19th-century silver-gilt tray with Napoleon I's coat of arms (1769-1821): both pieces are not only major artistic accomplishments in their own right, but also demonstrate the major historical events silver pieces have witnessed. The intricate designs and meticulous construct; in addition to the marks and inscriptions on these objects, each brings their fascinating history to life. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the social dynamics and economic contexts within which silver was commissioned, produced and used; and examines the perception and value of silver that has evolved from the age of industrialisation. 

From the livelihood of silversmiths and the guild system; to the commissioning of silver pieces; and finally, the use of silver placed in its historical context – all are instrumental in appreciating both silver’s tangible and intangible associations. The exhibition is a testament to Liang Yi Museum’s commitment to showcasing the best design, craftsmanship, and heritage examples. Known for one of the world's largest and best-curated collections of Chinese antique furniture, along with a premier collection of European vanities, the Museum’s recent exhibitions provide a notable insight into its evolving collections of Japanese works of art and Western historical silver. 

The Museum aims to continue fostering cross-cultural dialogues, nurturing the knowledge and understanding of heritage and its relationships to contemporary life, and serving as a platform for creativity and inspiration through curated exhibitions and dynamic educational programmes. A fully illustrated catalogue edited by Liang Yi Museum and Daniel Roberts featuring over 200 highlight silver sets from the Museum's collection, with essays written by Christie’s Head of Silver, Harry Williams-Bulkeley; art historian Dr. Joanna Longden; and French Empire silver specialist Dr. Karolina Stefanski, will accompany the exhibition.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH sets new benchmarks

Maximum performance in a compact construction: The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH sets new benchmarks
APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH

With the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH., Leica Camera releases yet another M-lens whose optical performance can hardly be bettered. As with the successful APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH., the designers were given just one brief: to achieve maximum imaging performance without compromise – the only difference being that this time, the lens in question has a moderate wide-angle focal length of 35 mm. 

The result is a lens whose sharp detail rendition will challenge not just current, but also future image sensors; in addition, the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. is the only M-lens with a closest focusing distance of just 30 centimetres, which – in conjunction with the high light sensitivity – opens up a host of new compositional possibilities. This exceptional performance capability is made possible by the elaborate lens design, combined with the high-precision manufacturing processes at the Leica production plant. The ten lens elements are divided into five groups; three elements feature aspherical surfaces (one of them on both sides). 

APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH

Six elements are made of glasses with anomalous partial dispersion, which not only reduce chromatic aberrations to almost zero, but also provide apochromatic correction – a quality that is rarely found in lenses of this focal length. 

The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. also delivers outstanding results at close range, thanks to a floating element that ensures a consistent performance at all distances. The focus ring has a particularly large throw of 300°, enabling precise focusing at all times despite the extended closest focusing distance. Via the rangefinder, the lens can be focused at a distance as close as 70 cm – at which point a slight resistance can be felt on the focus ring. At distances between 70 and 30 cm, the photographer can optionally focus via the camera’s display screen in Live View mode, the Visoflex electronic viewfinder, or the Leica FOTOS app. 

The innovative construction of the lens hood, in combination with highly effective anti-reflective coatings, makes the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. extremely resistant to any type of stray light – allowing the photographer to shoot into the sun or other sources of light. Optical flaws such as chromatic aberration and distortion are almost entirely corrected. 

This – together with the extremely high, edge-to-edge contrast rendition – facilitates an especially pronounced bokeh at open aperture. Seeing as the aperture is almost circular (thanks to the use of eleven blades), this effect is also retained when the lens is stopped down. Even more than any other M-lens, the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. only has to be stopped down for compositional purposes – never for exposure control. The rendition quality at the centre and edges of the image is already so outstanding that there is no scope for further improvement by stopping down. Despite its exceptional performance, the APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. is both compact and light-weight. With its classic reportage focal length, this is a lens for every photographic situation that can be used on any current and future model of the M series, as well as the Leica SL2 and SL2-S. The APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH. is immediately available at specialist stores as of now for HKD$64,800.

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Sunday, May 09, 2021

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong & The Ritz-Carlton Spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong & The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong Named Five-Star Hotel & Five-Star Spa in Forbes Travel Guide's 2021 Star Awards

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong & The Ritz-Carlton Spa
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong & The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Forbes Travel Guide ("FTG"), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its 2021 Star Awards, presenting The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong with a new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel award, and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong with a Five-Star spa award. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong will be featured with all of the Star Award winners on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

"We're honored to be crowned with five stars by The Forbes Travel Guide. This signifies our hotel and spa are among the finest establishments in the world delivering guest service and experiences beyond expectations," said Pierre Perusset, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. "This achievement truly echoes our service philosophy – to provide the finest personal service and facilities for our guests. Our Ladies and Gentlemen will continue to focus on creating unique, memorable and personal experiences that stay with guests for life."

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, and The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong are the latest additions to its illustrious annual Star Rating list. Properties were inspected prior to the pandemic and when regional restrictions allowed for the safe return of guests.

"These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry," said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. 

"During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff."

He added, "We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip."

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PURE launches PURECAST - digital yoga and fitness content

PURE launches PURECAST – digital yoga and fitness content for everyone, everywhere – with free access for those in quarantine

PURE launches PURECAST – digital yoga and fitness content
Digital Yoga

With thousands of people across the globe being required to quarantine post-travel - and those returning to Hong Kong having to endure the longest 21-day hotel quarantine in the world - PURE Group, Hong Kong’s leading premium lifestyle brand, has unveiled its extensive digital content offering with PURECAST. 

Providing a range of free online yoga, fitness, meditation and wellness content that includes live-streamed and on-demand classes, the platform is the comprehensive solution for both local and international quarantiners, Hong Kongers and everyone across the globe – with a mission to help people lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. 

PURECAST is a pioneering English-Chinese digital content and service platform that extends PURE’s in-person group classes, private dance and Pilates sessions, online learning and workshops via live-streaming and on-demand services. With no geographical limitations, it allows access to anyone in regions where PURE 360 App is available. 

With over 220 yoga and group fitness live-streaming classes per week led by seasoned yoga, fitness and wellness experts who possess more than 15 years of experience from PURE, PURECAST is the free and user-friendly one-stop solution for 21-day hotel quarantiners to stay fit and keep motivated. Classes are live-streamed from PURE Yoga Starstreet Precinct and can be accessed thereafter for 5 days via the replay feature. 

For on-demand access, users can log-in to PURECAST360.com and browse the expansive range of yoga and fitness content. 

To take advantage of the special free trial, quarantiners need only submit details of their quarantine status, such as a government letter or a copy of their flight boarding pass. Once submitted, a link will be sent to their personal email giving them access to the PURECAST subscription and its library of classes in varied styles, levels and duration. Those in Hong Kong and around the world who are not quarantining can also access PURECAST. From today, anyone can sign up for a 7-day free trial to the streaming service, followed by a 14-day subscription for only HK$94 per week. 

Hong Kongers have had to cope with almost six months of fitness facility closures. Even though gyms are now open, PURE is working vigorously to bring quality workouts and yoga classes directly to one’s home so that it is widely accessible to everyone. As a leader in the fitness and yoga world, PURE recognises that exercise plays a critical role in uplifting the physical and mental health of a community and the fight against disease. 

Consequently, the Group is continuing to develop exciting ways to share physical, mental and wellness content through digital means, expanding online fitness classes and introducing professional yoga and fitness instructors to live-streaming and on-demand services. Visit PURECAST360.com to learn more. 

For FREE ACCESS to world-class yoga and fitness during mandatory quarantine visit : shop.purecast360.com/hk/en/3weeks Sign up for 7-day trial or 14-day subscription, please visit: shop.purecast360.com/hk Providing Quarantiners with Nutritional Fuel Understanding how important nutrition is to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, nood food – the official food brand of the PURE Group – is offering a special quarantine offer now. Quarantiners can choose from an extensive variety of nutritious and delicious meals and snacks, all made with natural ingredients and without preservatives or additives. For details please visit: shop.allnood.com/collections/quarantine-special-offer

The Leica Gallery Wetzlar presents Jacob Aue Sobol Arrivals and Departures

The Leica Gallery Wetzlar presents Jacob Aue Sobol Arrivals and Departures

From April 21 to June 27, 2021, the Leica Gallery Wetzlar is presenting Arrivals and Departures, an exhibition by the Danish photographer, Jacob Aue Sobol.
The Leica Gallery Wetzlar presents Jacob Aue Sobol Arrivals and Departures
© Jacob Aue Sobol (Photo Credit: Steve McCurry)

The Arrivals and Departures series by Danish photographer Jacob Aue Sobol (born 1976), was produced during his trip from Moscow to Beijing, on the Trans-Siberian Railway. However, there were virtually no opportunities to take pictures along the way, and the atmosphere on the train did not live up to Sobol's expectations. Consequently, he decided to spend a couple of days respectively in Moscow, Ulaanbaatar, and Beijing. He was inspired by many new impressions and photographed landscapes, street scenes, and, above all, people he met at the time. Sobol's motifs are powerful and emotional; his portraits, in particular, seem radical and direct. 

Closely cropped, the images convey a familiarity and often intimate closeness with his new friends. For the photographer, the journey through Russia, Mongolia, and China was also a journey to his own self. At the same time, Sobol sees the motifs as an invitation to the viewer to consider the images as a reflection of one's own feelings.

For Sobol's expressive, high-contrast black and white imagery, revealed in his landscape motifs and portraits, the Leica M Monochrom, which he used for the first time in 2012, turned out to be the perfect travel companion. The photographer effortlessly succeeded in continuing to produce his unique, raw aesthetics, but now in digital format.

Current information on the opening hours of the exhibition “Arrivals and Departures" can be found on the Leica homepage: https://uk.leica-camera.com/Leica-Galleries/Leica-Gallery-Wetzlar/About-us-Gallery-Wetzlar
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷 1950年代攝影作品展

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷 1950年代攝影作品展

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

信和集團(「集團」)與黃廷方慈善基金共同舉辦1950年代攝影作品展:《瑪喬麗.多格特鏡頭下的新加坡 李福志鏡頭下的香港》,展覽由歷史遺珍攝影基金會策劃,並獲新加坡駐港領事館支持,將於2021年4月1日(星期四)至2021年5月30日(星期日)在信和廣場開放予公眾參觀。

新加坡駐港總領事符秀麗女士表示:「是次展覽有兩個重要意義。首先,在大家熱切期待開展旅遊氣泡、重新恢復實體旅遊之時,我很高興能夠透過這次的展覽,讓香港朋友認識新加坡的歷史文化,藉著藝術和攝影作品讓我們跨越時間及地理的界限。李福志生於新加坡,我相信從他的角度看香港也別具意義。此外,新加坡與香港一向關係密切,香港不僅是新加坡人最大的海外聚居地之一,我們在經濟和人與人之間的聯繫牢固。

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

是次展覽更能凸顯兩地文化交流,我們希望透過展示兩個城巿於1950年代拍攝的照片,展現彼此在藝術、文化和歷史背景的相似之處,從而激發更多教育及文化交流機會,進一步拉近兩個城巿之間的關係。」 信和集團集團總經理暨黃廷方慈善基金董事黃敏華女士表示:「這次歷史照片展覽對信和集團和黃廷方慈善基金意義重大,我們的祖父黃廷方先生於1960年代在新加坡創立家族事業,50年前把業務擴展到香港,並創辦信和集團。我們希望透過這次展覽,分享亞洲這兩個世界一流城巿的共同歷史與傳承,亦很高興藉此為社會及公眾提供充實並具教育意義的活動。

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

這些紀實照片將帶領大家踏上時光之旅,呈現東西融合﹑傳統與現代結合的城市面貌,讓我們重拾往來香港及新加坡旅遊的熱情。」 是次展覽將分別呈獻早期女性攝影師瑪喬麗.多格特(Marjorie Doggett)鏡頭下,1954至1957年的新加坡城市面貌,以及自學成師的攝影師李福志於同期攝下的香港街景及當代車輛。照片將帶領參觀者穿越時光隧道,了解香港和新加坡兩地於1950年代的共同歷史回憶。 

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

瑪喬麗.多格特和李 福志的照片均攝於超過半世紀前,呈現出1950年代新加坡及香港的景色,見證了兩地經濟轉型的關鍵時期。參觀者將透過這些照片看出當時的歷史背景及建築特色,從50年代德輔道、中環和軒尼詩道的街頭面貌,到當年長洲海傍、元朗平原稻米種植及客家村落等新界鄉郊風情。與此同時,參觀者亦能從瑪喬麗.多格特的照片中認識1950年代的新加坡面貌,包括當時紅燈碼頭拱道下的富麗敦大廈、萊佛士書院、新加坡河兩傍的特色倉庫,以及哥烈碼頭的十九世紀建築物。

見證兩個世界級城巿的變遷  1950年代攝影作品展
Witness the changes of two world-class cities 1950s photography exhibition

照片中不少地標都見證著兩地的歷史性時刻,令作品更顯彌足珍貴。 是次展覽由攝影師及攝影歷史專家艾思滔(Edward Stokes)策劃,他對二十世紀中期的亞洲照片甚有研究,擅於用文字描述每位攝影師的生平故事及時代背景,為每張照片賦予故事。2019年,艾思滔與歷史遺珍攝影基金會及新加坡NUS Press共同出版了攝影書集《Marjorie Doggett's Singapore》,展示了大量多格特當時從未曝光的照片。

同年,艾思滔亦與新加坡富麗敦酒店及新加坡舊國會大廈藝術之家合作舉辦攝影展覽,向大眾呈獻多格特的代表作。 展覽策展人及歷史遺珍攝影基金會創辦人艾思滔先生表示:「2019年於新加坡舉辦的展覽十分成功,我很榮幸能把展覽帶到香港,再次呈獻瑪喬麗.多格特的作品,同時加入李福志的作品,呈現兩地城市面貌的鮮明對比,並透過他們緊密連繫又極富感染力的故事,紀念兩位已故攝影師。」 展覽期間亦設一系列免費教育導賞團供公眾及學校登記參與,將介紹兩地的歷史、建築風格、著名建築物及城市面貌變遷。

是次作品於信和廣場展出後,部份精選作品將於四至六月在香港舉行巡迴展覽,包括中環.石板街酒店、灣仔利東街、尖沙咀皇家太平洋酒店、荃灣荃新天地及西九龍奧海城。如欲了解展覽及導賞團詳情,請瀏覽https://www.sino.com/tc/50th-anniversary/。

HSBC Women's World Championship set for April return

HSBC Women's World Championship set for April return

HSBC Women's World Championship set for April return


Defending champion Sung-hyun Park and World No.1 Jin-young Ko have confirmed on International Women's Day that they will head what is set to be a star-studded field when the HSBC Women's World Championship returns to Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore from 29 April to 2 May this year. Joining them in the elite field will be fellow South Korean and two-time winner of the tournament Inbee Park, major winner Danielle Kang from the U.S. and five-time LPGA Tour winner, Minjee Lee of Australia. 

Recognised as one of the premier golf events in Asia, the HSBC Women's World Championship marks a welcome return for professional women's golf to Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region after its one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Sung-hyun Park's 'Namdalla' fan club now boasts over 11,000 members worldwide. Translated from Korean to English, 'Namdalla' means 'I am different' and that is certainly the case for this self-taught player with one of the most admired swings in the game. 

She has been a trailblazer since arriving on the LPGA Tour in 2017, claiming the first of her two majors at the US Women's Open together with the LPGA Tour's Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards in her debut year. Cool, calm and collected, she returns to Sentosa ranked No.11 in the world and will be keen to add to her tally of seven LPGA Tour wins.* "I'm excited to be coming back to Singapore to defend my HSBC Women's World Championship title. 

It was an exciting final day in 2019 and I managed to put in a strong fourth round to take the championship. The HSBC Women's World Championship is one of my favourite events on Tour and we are all very grateful to HSBC and the Singapore Tourism Board for all their efforts in ensuring this year's tournament takes place. I had immense support out on course in 2019 so I'm looking forward to getting back out there and playing my best golf," said Sung-hyun Park. Jin-young Ko will be looking to find the same form that propelled her to the top spot in the world rankings in her last full season on tour. Combining raw talent with consistency, she made no less than 12 top-10 finishes in 2019, including four wins and two majors.

Tying for third at the HSBC Women's World Championship, the 25-year old will surely be backing herself to claim the top prize in 2021. Champion in 2015 and 2017 and LPGA Hall of Famer, Inbee Park needs little introduction. With 20 LPGA Tour wins under her belt, seven majors and an Olympic gold medal, she knows better than anyone what it takes to win and will be one to watch on the Tanjong Course. Danielle Kang returns to Singapore having come ever so close in 2018, before having to settle for tied-second place behind compatriot and friend Michelle Wie. Currently ranked fifth in the world, she too will see this as an opportunity to build on her five LPGA Tour victories to date.

And while Minjee Lee might not have the home club entourage that usually follows her from Western Australia to Singapore each year, a second place finish in 2019 will be all the encouragement she needs to go one better this year. With safety restrictions set to remain in place until after the tournament, HSBC Women's World Championship 2021 will be a limited attendance event. Prioritising the safety of players, officials and corporate guests, organisers are working with the Singapore Tourism Board and relevant authorities to finalise health and safety protocols for every aspect of the tournament, including adhering to prevailing safe management measures (SMMs) pre and post-event.

Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, fans will still be able to look forward to the intense competition and thrilling action that the tournament has become known for over the years. Speaking about the return of the tournament to the city state, Tony Cripps, HSBC CEO, Singapore, said: "The HSBC Women's World Championship is our flagship event in women's golf and we are thrilled to have recently announced our ongoing commitment as title partner of the event. Hosting this tournament in one of HSBC's most important international hubs showcases our firm commitment to Singapore and women in sport. As the world celebrates International Women's Day on 8 March, we are truly proud of how HSBC Women's World Championship has opened up a word of opportunity for women and girls.

For the past 14 years we have brought world-class golf to Singapore through our support of 'Asia's Major' with the long-term aim of inspiring the next generation of talent in the region. We succeed together and we are enormously proud of what we have achieved with our partners and look forward to many more years of collaboration and opportunity." Mr Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board, said: "The HSBC Women's World Championship is one of the key highlights of Singapore's major sporting calendar that has gained a huge following locally and around the world. We are pleased to work with the organisers to welcome the world's best golfers back to compete on our shores safely. The return of the event to Singapore is a strong testament to Singapore's attractiveness as a leading business and leisure destination, as we gradually resume activities in line with the public health situation and prevailing travel polices."

Lauded as the World's Best Golf Club at the 2019 World Golf Awards and the world's first golf club to join the UN's Sports for Climate Action Initiative, Andrew Johnston, General Manager of Sentosa Golf Club, said: "We are very happy to be welcoming the players back to Sentosa Golf Club and we can't wait to watch them compete again on the The Tanjong. With some modifications and as the course continues to mature, the players will notice some difference from when they last played and I'm confident The Tanjong will once again provide a true test of golf. The tournament was greatly missed last year, so we look forward to seeing the world's best women golfers return to our fairways again this year." Speaking on behalf of the tournament organiser, Grant Slack, EVP & Managing Director, Golf Events at IMG added: "We're delighted to announce the return of the HSBC Women's World Championship. Over the years the tournament has grown to be one of the stand-out events in Asia and I know how disappointed we all were not to be able to host the Championship in 2020 when COVID-19 stopped play so this is exciting news and an event we all anticipate eagerly. I'd like to express our gratitude to all our partners for the unwavering support they have shown over the past year and a particular thanks to our title sponsor HSBC, as well as Sentosa Golf Club and Singapore Tourism Board. We look forward to another successful edition of the tournament this year."

Partners of the HSBC Women's World Championship that have committed to the 2021 edition are: Rolex, Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford, Lexus, Singapore Airlines, Under Armour, ECCO, Epson, PengWine, Ice Mountain, 100PLUS and Aon. The 2019 HSBC Women's World Championship was won by Sung-hyun Park who joined a list of champions that includes Michelle Wie, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Karrie Webb, Ai Miyazato and Lorena Ochoa.

For more information on the HSBC Women's World Championship 2021 and all the latest news, visit the tournament website at www.hsbcgolf.com/womens

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Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit

Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit: The perfect choice for spontaneous street photography

Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit: The perfect choice for spontaneous street photography
Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit

The black-finish variant of the Leica D-Lux 7 is now also available as part of a Street Kit, whereby the compact allrounder is complemented by a handgrip, additional black paracord camera strap by COOPH, and a spare battery. The light-weight set is an ideal choice for travel and street photography alike. For ultimate spontaneity and convenience, the lens is protected by an auto lens cap with an ingenious opening mechanism – which means that the photographer no longer has to remove the lens cover prior to shooting.

The Leica D-Lux 7 featured in the Street Kit offers the same technical specifications, multi-faceted functions, and intuitive operating concept that distinguish the serially produced model. Equipped with the light-sensitive zoom lens Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34 f/1.7–2.8 ASPH. (Equivalent to 24-75mm in the 35mm format) and a Four Thirds sensor, the high-performance compact camera delivers outstanding image quality in all shooting situations.

Features such as touchscreen operation, Bluetooth technology, or in-camera charging via the USB port make the Leica D-Lux 7 an extremely flexible camera which gives the photographer a great deal of freedom, and the ability to capture the decisive moment. Thanks to the straightforward connection with the Leica FOTOS app, the Leica D-Lux 7 can be operated remotely via smartphone; the app also enables the fast and direct transfer of images to iOS and Android devices.

The images can then either be instantly shared on social media platforms or edited beforehand. The Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit is immediately available at specialist stores as of now for HKD$12,000.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

在Pirata Group以免費無限暢飲Drinks on Us享受久違的微醺晚上

Drinks on Us

Drinks on Us
Drinks on Us

為慶祝晚餐時段回歸,Pirata Group帶來前所未有體驗。由2月18日至2月28日的周日至週四,只需於晚餐時段預訂嚐味餐單,即可免費升級無限暢飲”Drinks on Us”。而午餐時段的免費無限暢飲”Drinks on Us”亦同時繼續,只要在周一至周四預訂午餐套餐,即可享受免費暢飲的樂趣。 

午餐”Drinks on Us”:周一至周四午餐套餐 晚餐”Drinks on Us”:周日至周四晚餐嚐味套餐新一年,就到Pirata Group以美食和美酒送舊迎新!

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徠卡Q2「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」聯名相機: 獨家打造奢華特別版

Daniel Craig x Greg Williams

Daniel Craig x Greg Williams
Daniel Craig x Greg Williams

徠卡相機公司發佈了一款特別版相機——徠卡Q2 「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」限量聯名相機。該相機由屢獲殊榮的演員丹尼爾·克雷格(Daniel Craig)和英國著名攝影師格雷格·威廉姆斯(Greg Williams)攜手參與設計,後者因擅長以紀實風格捕捉荷里活的經典瞬間而備受讚譽。Greg Williams從Daniel Craig飾演第一部007電影開始就為他拍攝照片,創作了一系列幕後花絮、創作特輯,以及眾多Daniel Craig的電影海報。

Daniel Craig和Greg Williams都十分熱愛攝影,且都是徠卡品牌的忠實粉絲,本次合作可謂是水到渠成。 Daniel Craig說:「對於我來說,Q2是一部完美的相機,它不需要任何的改進。能有機會與徠卡以及我的朋友Greg Williams一起創造出這部不凡的相機,我倍感榮幸。」 Greg Williams說:「在拍攝《新鐵金剛智破皇家賭場》﹙Casino Royale)時,我和Daniel Craig因為對相機的共同熱愛一拍即合。Daniel拍攝了許多美麗的照片,眼光獨到;而對我來說,徠卡Q2相機仿佛是我的一部分——我的頸上永遠掛著一部。

能與Daniel和徠卡團隊合作推出這款限量版Q2相機,對我來說意義非凡。」 徠卡Q2「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」聯名相機在技術參數上與常規版徠卡Q2相機相同,獨特而優雅的設計則有別於常規版。黑金兩色為這款相機奠定了基調,機身和鏡頭上所有的刻印都鑲有金漆。相機的名稱和限量序號首次以激光刻印在了相機顯示屏的玻璃蓋下。另一個顯著的改變是徠卡標誌:機身上的徠卡圓點標誌史無前例地由傳統的紅底白字變成了黑底金字,令徠卡Q2 「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」聯名相機極具辨識度。 相機背帶由高品質植物染色的納帕皮革制成,背帶上印有徠卡標誌,以鍍金的金屬圈與相機連接。

機身上則採用相同材質的優雅菱格紋皮革作為飾皮。每套相機和配件都裝在特別設計的翻蓋式禮品盒當中,禮品盒上亦印有金色字體,並飾以黑色絲綢裡襯。徠卡Q2 「Daniel Craig x Greg Williams」聯名相機即日起於各地徠卡門店及授權經銷網絡發售,全球限量750套,建議零售價為港幣$57,800元正。 

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