Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as Pat Fok shares her 'enchanting lights'

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 24 February, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 February, 2011, 12:00am

Some might call it spooky but Pat Fok Lai-ping believes her photography, which captures curious lights and shadows invisible to the human eye, is 'an invitation to beauty'.

The veteran photographer (pictured) and daughter of the late Henry Fok Ying-tung began to notice the unusual exposure in her photos 10 years ago. For her latest exhibition at the IFC mall, on until March 1, she is showcasing 20 works capturing the so-called enchanting light.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is an orange mandala-like sphere that Fok said was following her in Venice four years ago when her husband took a photo of her. Many of her photos are saturated in strokes of light, but Fok insisted she had never touched up the photos.

'I feel each photo has an uplifting energy,' Fok said. 'There are many things we don't understand and can't explain. We might get answers in the future but I think, most importantly, we need to use our hearts to feel the blessing.'

Proceeds from the sale of her photos, after expenses, will be donated to Suicide Prevention Services.

Whether you buy her theory or not, Fok's exhibition opening certainly attracted a slew of her high-society friends, including property tycoon Lee Shau-kee and his son Martin Lee Ka-shing.

'I feel I'd regret it if I didn't share these with others. Now I can move on with other projects,' Fok said.