日本攝影師鏡頭下的雨都 穿梭巷弄捕捉基隆日常|Discover Keelung through lens of Japanese photographer

9m88 was invited to join the Keelung tour with the Japanese photographer. (Courtesy of Keelung City Government)

【看CP學英文】基隆做為北台灣的國際港都城市,保有大城市不再復見的往日風情,近幾年隨著市政建設推動,社區營造創新及人文歷史的整理重現,讓這座城市愈來愈有味道,逐漸改頭換面呈現獨具風格的港都城市景象。

Keelung is not only an international port city in northern Taiwan, but also an old-fashioned style prosperous city. Still, recent construction projects renewed and reorganized the city, making it more and more unique.

為了將這份特殊的城市風格分享給全世界,也希望邀請更多人前來一探究竟,基隆市政府此次與來自日本的亞洲城市線上導覽網站HereNow分享兩篇中文版及日文版特輯。

To promote and share such a unique urban style to other international cities, the Keelung City Government shared two feature stories in April in both Chinese and Japanese versions on HereNow, an Asian city guide site from Japan. 

這次企劃邀請到日本知名攝影師川島小鳥掌鏡,除了獨自走訪基隆外,亦和亞洲知名矚目新人9m88共遊基隆。

For the occasion, the government invited renowned Japanese photographer Kotori Kawashima (川島小鳥) to tour with famous Taiwanese singer 9m88 and capture the atmosphere of this beautiful port city.

The government invited Japanese photographer Kotori Kawashima to tour the city with famous Taiwanese singer 9m88. (Courtesy of Keelung City Government)

新銳攝影師川島小鳥專精於人像攝影,以攝影集《未来ちゃん》打響知名度,過去,他曾以台灣為主題創作攝影集《明星》。

Kawashima, who excelled at portrait photography, is known for his photo collections “Future” and “Star” on Taiwan’s theme.

9m88 is a famous Taiwanese singer. (Courtesy of Keelung City Government)

企劃共推出兩篇深入報導  – 《川島小鳥鏡頭下的基隆——和9m88來場老派時髦的約會》、川島小鳥鏡頭下的基隆——直視港町與海共生的赤誠容顏》- 分別推出中文版以及日文版,展現攝影師鏡頭下基隆海港城市日常之美。

The two features stories titled “Through the lens of Kotori Kawashima — Looking directly at the sincere faces of the people living with the ocean in the port city,” showing the gorgeous port city in the Japanese photographer’s eyes. 

Man dining and chatting with a street vendor. (Courtesy of Keelung City Government)

第一篇文章中,攝影師與在台日均十分受歡迎的創作歌手9m88走逛基隆,兩人從夜市逛到音樂酒吧,也從仁愛市場漫步到時髦咖啡店,透過擅長捕捉生動人像的小鳥的視野,將日常的風景,變得魅力獨具。

Along with 9m88, the photographer took a stroll in the city and visited a sleek coffee shop, taking a series of images that portrayed Keelung’s daily life and scenes.

The photographer took a stroll in the city and visited the sleek coffee shop with 9m88. (Courtesy of Keelung City Government)
(Courtesy of Keelung City Government)

另一篇則是川島小鳥獨自走進崁仔頂魚市、正濱漁港、和平島,直接拜訪三位生活在其中的當地人,試著剖析基隆「當下」最真實的模樣。

Among other highlights, Kawashima interviewed three locals at Kanziding Fish Market (崁仔頂魚市), Zhengbin Fishing Harbor (正濱漁港) Peace Island (和平島) and captured the locals’ daily lives in the present through the lens.

Zhengbin Fishing Harbor (Courtesy of Keelung City Government)
Man selling fish he catched in the morning at Zhengbin Fishing Harbor (Courtesy of Keelung City Government)
9m88 visited the vintage shop sitting next to the Renai Market. (Courtesy of Keelung City Government)

觀光及城市行銷處曾姿雯處長表示,雖然現在因為武漢肺炎疫情嚴竣,國外旅客入境管制的關係,尚無法讓更多國際旅客親自體驗基隆的美。

Tourism Bureau Director Tseng Tzu-wen (曾姿雯) said that due to the border control put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, many might not be able to explore Keelung in person.

但透過網路介紹,搭配日本知名攝影師川島小鳥擅長特寫人物的清新角度,以及充滿活力的9m88走訪,藉由網站特輯的報導,已經完美展現出基隆的日常風情,相信觀看特輯的人,一定能被基隆的美所吸引;也十分期待疫情過去後,歡迎大家前來探尋、落下足跡,找到專屬於自己最愛的基隆一隅。

However, through the lens of Kawashima, people could be captivated by the spectacular views of the city and plan a trip to find their favorite corners in Keelung after the pandemic subsides, she added.