A Profile of Dani Bautista

August 19, 2016 2016年8月19日

Dani Bautista is a Filipino videographer and photographer who is now based in Hong Kong. Originally a skateboarder, the sport has hugely influenced his creative pursuits. Offering insight into Hong Kong’s energetic skate scene and some of his travels, his work is an exciting portrayal of youth spent in Asia.

 


來自菲律賓現居於香港的視頻與圖片攝影師Dani Bautista曾是一位滑手,在他之後的創作中也深受其運動經歷的影響。無論是香港充滿活力的滑板場地還是在他旅行中所見所聞,Dani Bautista總能以獨特的視角進行觀察,在其作品中生動刻畫出亞洲青年文化。

His love for skateboarding and photography are inextricably linked; he first picked up a camera because he didn’t know anyone who photographed skateboarding in Hong Kong, and decided he’d be the guy to try. This inevitably filtered into other aspects of his life, and soon after he found himself taking photos and videos of everything that caught his eye.


他對滑板和攝影的熱愛相互之間緊密的聯繫著。他第一次拿起相機正是因為在香港沒有看到有人去記錄滑板運動,他決定親自上陣嘗試。從此一發不可收拾,他始終與相機在一起,並沉迷於用拍照和視頻的方式去記錄生活中的每件事。

 

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He reflects, “When you start out in skateboarding, one of the first things you learn is how to fall. Every time you try something new, you expect to keep falling until you work through your mistakes and land the trick. I try to apply that mentality in whatever I do.” This explains his progressive success behind the lens. “But that’s not all skateboarding has given me,” he says, “The culture, the people, the music – every aspect of it has affected my filmmaking and photography.”


他解釋到,“當你最開始接觸滑板時,你首先要學的就是如何摔倒。同樣地,每當你嘗試新的事物時,都要做好隨時摔倒的準備,直到你從失敗中學會站起來,才能真正通過那些挑戰。我在嘗試任何事情時都會報著這樣的心態。”這段話很好的詮釋了他為何能在藝術這條道路上取得進步與成功。他也說到:“但這並不是滑板帶給我的全部,與它關聯的文化、人文、音樂——藝術等等都影響著我的攝影和視頻創作。”

For Dani, the most important factor in photography is focus: on the subject, the mood, and the story he is trying to tell. He also believes his surroundings have a huge impact on his photography, and so usually uses Micro Four Third cameras because they are the easiest to travel with. He tries to break out of his comfort zone whenever possible, seeking adventure in pursuit of interesting images.


對於Dani來說,攝影的重中之重就在於專注:專注於主體,情緒,以及他想表達的故事。他深信個人環境對其攝影創作影響巨大,所以經常使用便於旅行攜帶的微單相機。他一直都力圖走出自己的舒適圈,尋求新的冒險,以呈現出更有意思的作品。

“India is definitely one of my favorite places to shoot,” Dani says, “It’s the most photogenic place I’ve been to. It’s so full of activity and color.” This is beautifully recorded in his Indian photo series, a vibrant selection of colorful compositions. He plans to go back one day, and hopefully to stay a little longer and take more pictures. But for now, he is working on starting his own production company, looking forward to travelling more, learning and doing bigger projects.


“印度絕對是我最愛的拍攝地之一,”Dani說,“那裡色彩濃烈明媚,氣氛熱情活躍,是我遊歷過的地方中最適合拍攝的國家。”他在印度的一系列攝影作品充滿了斑斕色彩的碰撞和活力,美輪美奐。他還計劃日後故地重遊,或許會在那裡待更長一段時間,捕捉更多的美景。不過目前,他正忙於創立自己的製作公司,期待更多的遊歷、學習和參與更大的項目。

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Contributor: Ruby Weatherall


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供稿人: Ruby Weatherall