About the Book
Lee Ka-sing’s images of Istanbul, taken during a trip in 2018, ran through the whole book; intercepted twice by Holly Lee’s poems on Istanbul. Chad Tobin then emerges with his deeply moving photographs of Robert Frank, followed by another arresting suite of black and white portraits from Cape Breton. In the last section, Holly Lee’s essay “Island” puts forward a coda to the score.
Ocean Pounds is a platform for a number of art-driven projects, founded in 1995 (Hong Kong) by photo-based artists Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing, headquartered in Toronto since 2000. Ocean Pounds is also a primo spot to acquire Holly and Ka-sing’s work - from the very recent to vintages dated back to late 70’s. Furthermore, it acts adequately as a venue to locate fine art pieces from their past organized projects (Gallery, Representation, Print Program), with work from prominent artists notably Nobuyoshi Araki, Christopher Doyle, Yau Leung and Yao Jui-chung.