Recently, you might have read about “Super Stars by Leslie Kee”. Leslie Kee, a famous Singaporean photographer who uses “Asia is One” as the idea, spends over 2 years photographing more than 300 famous actors, actresses, singers, and athletes in various creative ways. They are mostly from Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea. In pertinence to the idea of “SuperStars”, Leslie also organizes exhibition tours and publishes photo albums. With all the star-powers, no wonder the Omotesando Hills’ exhibition became Japanese media’s main event recently.
The exhibition tour has finally come to Hong Kong. However, due to differences in media cultures between Japan and Hong Kong, what we can only read from Hong Kong papers are: “Stars taking off their clothes…, showing their navel hair…”, etc. Words regarding the main purpose of the event: “Charity for South Asia Tsunami Disaster Victims” are just the side-track of the news. The most disgusting or astonishing thing is that a lot of the editors have put filters on the pubic hair, making the beautiful nature of human bodies look filthy.
Talking about the photo album, “Super Stars by Leslie Kee” is sold in a deluxe limited-edition of six hundred and forty pages. Only 7000 copies and each costs a hefty 30,000 yens. The cover page featured Leslie’s idol: Matsutoya Yumi. In addition, there is “The Making of Super Stars by Leslie Kee”. A eighty-eight page publication which includes interviews. Each costs 3,500 yens.
“SuperStars” Photo Exhibition
Date: 25th of November to 3rd of December
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Place: Hong Kong Design Centre, 28 Kennedy Road, Hong Kong.
The following are just part of the 300 superstars in the album, of course including my only idol Kosuke Kitajima. Feel free to find your favourites or others. Anyone who has been missed out, I will put it back later.
Matsutoya Yumi Maki Ohguro Takako Tokiwa Ou Yang Fei Fei Yosuke Kubozuka Kyoko Koizumi Ayumi Hamasaki Kimura Takuya Hidetoshi Nakata Ai Otsuka, Ryuichi Sakamoto Kosuke Kitajima Shidou Nakamura Koda Kumi Kyoko Hasegawa Hiroshi Fujiwara Ayaka Hirahara Amuro Namie Haruki Seto Koji Kikkawa Kumiko Goto Mika Nakashima Tadanobu Asano Hiroki Narimiya Nanase Aikawa Yutaka Takenouchi Noriko Sakai Shizuka Kudo Norika Fujiwara Kaori Momoi Teppei Koike Satoshi Tsumabuki Rikiya Kurokawa Tetsuya Kumuro & Keiko Wantz Chara Gackt Hitomi UA TRF TM Revolution Takuro My Little Lover Chemistry Sho
Sam Lee Chan-Sam Daniel Wu Faye Wong Edison Chen Aaron Kwok Alex Fong Miriam Yeung Andy Hui Carl Ng Carina Lau Kar-Ling Cecilia Cheung BoBo Chan Charlie Yang Dicky Cheung Duncan Chow Gigi Leung Jaycee Chan Fong Joey Yung Josie Ho Julian Cheung Chi-Lam Karen Mok Kenny Bee Kenny Kwan Maggie Cheung Tony Leung Nicholas Tse Sammi Cheng Sandy Lam Shawn Yue Stephen Fung Tony Leung Ka-Fai Twins William So Yumiko Cheng Anthony Wong Terence Yin Jimmy Wong Maggie Q Danielle Shine Deep Ng
Gong Li Tian Liang Zhang Zi-Yi Du Juan Amin Cheung Ming Zeung Guo Ziao-Dong Guo Jing-Jing Hu Jun Lu Yi Li Xiao-Lu Qu Ying Vicky Zhao Wei Xia Yu
Leehom Wang Shu Qi Alec Su Andrew Lian Kai Chen Bo-Lin Cyndi Wang Xin-Ling Dylan Kwok Pin-Chao Ethan Ruan Jing-Tian Elva Siu Ya-Xuan Fan Wei-Qi Fan Zhi-Wei Jolin Tswi Yi-Ling Joseph Cheung Yuan-Chang Lin Chi-Ling Vivian Hsu Ruo-Zuan Hsu His-Ti Chen-Jian Zhou Kenji Wu Ke-Qun Mavis Fan Ziao-Zuan Pace Wu Pei-Ci Peter Ho Yun-Tung Law Ji Cheun Stanley Huang Li-Zing Tony Yang Yu-Ning Valen Hsu Ru-Yun Awaking Mike Ha Jun-Xiang
Stella Huang Xiang Yi Bae Yong-Joon Tony Jaa Devon Aoki Dick Lee Johnny Tri Nguyen Daniel Henney