The truth stays in the picture

By Madeleine Fitzpatrick | HK EDITION | Updated: 2022-12-02 13:22
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Tim Yip was seeing double when he shot this still of Anita Mui on the sets of Stanley Kwan's supernatural romantic drama Rouge (1987). (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

Hong Kong cinema's golden age of the 1980s and '90s was also the tail end of the film-camera era, a time when photographers never knew exactly what they'd shot until their pictures were developed. With no nosy requests to see photos just taken of a director or actor, still photographers - creators of images used primarily in the marketing and publicity of feature films - were free to do their work relatively unimpeded, having been admitted into the inner sanctum of a movie set.

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