攘往熙来的纽约时代广场，一位女子，步履清脆，节奏明快，举起携着的随身手机，隐约露出左手内侧曼陀罗刺青。侧首回睨，还正在猜想着那会是段什么样的故事的同时，铿锵的声音如报时球缓慢下降新年钟声敲响的那一霎间『 What are you seeking in life? 』
2019年，林景秋卸下25年的记忆卡与菲林筒，为摄影赋予了新的词汇，去尽了华彩造作而回归摄影的”本真“，仅使用你我都有的随身手机上的相机孔与一副望尽人生百态的放大镜来审视世事浮躁，同时又温柔地将其注入观念艺术的语境中，赋予了更深层次的意涵。这次以”人“为题材，透过每一段人生体悟的反刍与每一位寻根者对于当前生活尚未整理的瞬间感受，悄然踏进每一段当下意识中的自我对话，而林景秋的一句 What are you seeking in life 便成了通往灵魂另一个维度的大门，就此开启了 The Seekers（寻根者）的漫长旅程。
“If we all are seeking the exact same thing, then why is it so difficult?”
With a purposed rhythm, she energetically marches towards New York’s Times Square. A mandala tattoo peeks through the sleeve of her left arm as she holds up her mobile phone. Head tilted, she wonders aloud, “What story am I going to tell next?” Then, she slowly approaches a random person and asks, “What are you seeking in life?”
People living in big cities are blessed with ample conveniences and material opulence but at the same time cursed with secularity and noisiness. They often feel trapped but are afraid to pursue introspection; plus, who really has the courage to give up everything to go soul-searching? Of course, everyone wants happiness, to achieve a higher goal. In our hearts, “happily ever after” is not a cliché, but the road to nirvana is as straightforward as Miro’s “Landscape” painting. Years will pass, quite ordinarily, and we begin searching anew, perhaps still for happiness or love. Then inevitably, our lives get busy. We forget and abandon our quest. However, life will eventually come full circle and once again embark on the path of seeking.
In early 2019, Autumn gave up everything she knew about photography in her past professional life and embarked on another path with just her mobile phone and a magnifying glass - this time, with "people" as the theme. Through the rumination of each life experience and the instantaneous reflection of each seeker’s life, they consciously step into the question of what they are seeking. To some of them, the answer comes easy, and to others it becomes the door to another dimension of their soul: the lost one.
New York, Tokyo, Kyoto, Shanghai, Beijing... amongst many seekers, some yearn for family, some for fame and fortune, and some wait for their life’s big opportunity. In this show, Autumn Lyn uses her magnifying glass and the testimony of seekers to bring us together to contemplate our own role in perpetuating our so-called way of life.