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The Good Old Days

Exhibition Dates | Oct 3RD - 22TH, 2023

Location | 廿一由八 Twenty One from Eight 11F, Pang Kwong Building, 59 Hung To Rd, Kwun Tong

Curators | flip & roll

Photographer | thesubtlest

In the narrow alleys, there are Shanghai-style barber shops which have stood for decades. Between small stores, there are craftsmen and vendors specializing in clock repair and knives sharpening. Among the old buildings, there is a market made up of stalls covered in iron sheets. The market is alive with people and vehicles, a chaotic mix of sights, smells and sounds. However, for those who live and grow up here, it is an area that exudes comfort and familiarity.


Upon a child’s first day of school, they may feel anxious and uneasy. As they walk the same route day after day, they observe many familiar faces and sights. All of these become the backdrop of their life. After the child has grown up, they may remember affectionately every tiny detail of the once unfamiliar place, which now feels like home.


Many ‘Tong Lau’ (which literally means old Chinese buildings) are about to be demolished, the rail stations will be relocated, the rusty fences gradually replace the bustling streets and crowds of people. In this community where we have grown together for over twenty years, we are occasionally stirred by emotions of joy or sadness, surprise or regret upon discovering subtle changes.


This exhibition endeavours to capture and revive these fleeting moments of time past, reminding us of the ways things used to be. Through documenting these places and time, we hope to provide you a glance of the lives and stories that happened there. Perhaps, we will find new beauty in these images of the past, sparking memories of these magical places that no longer exist. Photographs preserve the beauty of a moment, as with time, very few things remain the same.

The Good Old Days


Exhibition Dates | Jan 29TH - Feb 20TH, 2022

Location | 2-4 Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Curators | flip & roll X a nice place to

Illustrator & Collaborator | foxtaiiiii, keith chun, innoise, lupwoohoo, visualhungry
Fortune Writing寫籤佬力王

It is a New Year collaboration project with A Nice Place To. People can pray and draw a fortune stick inscribed with lyrics. They can bring home the lottery poem in a card frame. We hope to cheer everyone up for the new year.

Risograph printing can be done on a thin paper of only 50gsm. We selected four types of paper which are very similar to those used in traditional lottery poems at temples.



Exhibition Dates | Apr 10TH - 30TH, 2021

Location | 2-4 Chung Ching Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Curators | flip & roll

Printmake Artist | flip & roll
​Movie Director | Lik Ho
Still Photographer | Orwell 

"I Still Remember" is Hong Kong's first film about running. Director Lik Ho hopes to awaken Hong Kong people's enthusiasm for life and cheer everyone up. 

The exhibition showcased 21 movie photos and some other props. All photos were printed with Risograph. We used different methods and techniques to print the photos, such as overprinting, chromaticity printing and duotone printing. In addition to the movie itself, people can adore the beauty of Riso print photographs, which gives a kind of raw and handmade texture.



Exhibition Dates | Oct 30TH - Nov 15TH, 2020

Location | H205, Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong

Curator | flip & roll 

Printmake Artist | flip & roll

Photographer | Chan Kit (knowhere)

"Re-Visit" is an extension of "Knowhere" exhibition. It exhibited photos that have not been exhibited in "Knowhere". We wanted to make each photo an exquisite piece. We were very particular about paper selection and photo processing. We used four types of paper including pattern paper, color paper, thin paper and rough paper. Photos were printed in two-color or six-color.

One of the photos was taken when the photographer was sitting by the window and looking at sea outside. At that time, the sun was shining and breeze was blowing gently. Suddenly, the photographer saw a whale appearing in the sea. But when he looked closer, it was actually a stone that looked like a whale's tail. Therefore, we chose a light and thin paper for that photo and displayed it on a window at the exhibition area. With sunlight penetrating through the window, the photo looked brighter and more beautiful.