The amount of attention paid to details and effort behind the images by Chinese photographer Hong Hao is daunting. He spent years working on his project, Scriptures, where he rearranged maps based on different criteria. However, he is best known for his series, My Things. In this series of work, he scanned thousands of objects that defined his life and arranged them with a computer.
TOP TO BOTTOM, My Things #2, My Things Book-Keeping of 6, My Things Book-Keeping of 6, from (“My Things“)
© Hong Hao, 2006
While the images are incredible and amazing, I think that such behavior is a tad too obsessive. The images beg to be viewed large in order for closer scrutinization. I wish I could see the actual prints and wonder about the different forces that shape a person’s life and outlook.