Hong Kong: Soft D Press, 2019. First Edition. First Printing. Limited 50 copies, individually numbered. Softcover. NEW. Handmade. String-bound. Glossy B/W plates. 13 x 15.7 cm. Unpaginated. Item #10914
A little yellow book with a big message. By our good friend Siu Ding and local indie publisher Soft D Press. Limited to 50 copies, 3 of which are at our bookshop.
The title of the book 浪漫是你的本性, translated into English as ‘You Are Born to be Romantic’, is probably well known to most Hong Kongers as the name of a song by 1990’s local indie band AMK (Adam Met Karl).
Using black and white photos interspersed with song lyrics, Siu Ding portrays an intimate record of four major social movements in Hong Kong: the Anti-Hong Kong Express Rail Link Movement in 2010, Occupy Central in 2011, the Umbrella Revolution in 2014, the Anti-extradition Law Movement of 2019 and still ongoing.