The other photographer I've looked at lately is Keith Carter. Again, lovely work, but distinctly different take.
I first saw Fan Ho's work in an issue of B&W Magazine. He has an incredible eye for balance and composition, light and shadow. That cohesion of elements and viewpoint reminds me a lot of Andre Kertesz.
Take time to look at the whole portfolio of work presented. This work is a great example of someone who truly has the gift to make magic with a camera.
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"Fundamentally I think we need to rediscover a non-ironic world"
I just saw the show by Fan Ho in Palo Alto at Modernbook Gallery, wonderful work. He had an artist talk which was fun and he described how his cropping and re-cropping was like movie editing (he is a film director). I enjoyed how the pictures are all different sizes and shapes and tones. Some of the pictures are only about 3cm square. He described how he would shoot in Hong Kong, waiting for the right light and background. Following people and sometimes getting into trouble. He is still enthusiastic about photography at 77 years old. Yes, his pictures are magical!