Meet Mark Stringer

Do you remember Mark Stringer’s “City Lantern”, which was published in the February 2008 issue of Cha? The photograph was subsequently reprinted in Issue 22 of BluePrintReview, on the editor Dorothee Lang’s request. In the grainy image, the lonely lantern competes with domestic lights; they brighten one part of Hong Kong in a nondescript evening (no, it was not Mid-Autumn Festival). Perhaps, if the lights from the households are members of a light orchestra, the orange lantern is the conductor. We know exactly where Mark took the picture: the rooftop of our erstwhile Sheung Wan apartment.

In the September 2010 issue of Cha, Mark will be presenting us with pictures from his recent trip to Vietnam. Juxtaposed together, these images demonstrate how alike little chicks and women are.

Bio: Mark Stringer was born and raised in Bristol, South West England. He attended Goldsmith’s College, University of London, where he obtained a BA in Primary Education. He promptly left England on a tour of world exploration and discovery. He prefers living and working in places rather than just being a tourist and so far he has lived and worked on four continents. He now makes Hong Kong his home, and has done for the last four years, where he works as a primary school teacher. He continues travelling, hopes to be in Hong Kong for a long time but also hopes one day to visit more than 100 countries. He is on 67 at the moment.

CHA contributors in BluePrintReview

The new issue (issue #22) of BluePrintReview, themed “re /visit /cycle /turn”, is now launched. Read Daniel Hudon’s “The Birth of the Universe“, view Mark Stringer’s photograph “City Lantern” (first published in issue #2 of Cha) and Steve Wing’s “Patina 4” and “sequestered“.
  • Daniel Hudon’s creative non-fiction was published in issue #5 of Cha.
  • Mark Stringer’s photography was published in issue #2 of Cha.
  • Steve Wing’s photography was published in issue #7 of Cha.