Shaolin Monk by Cody Choi
Fuji Crystal Archive Paper
Edition of 300
‘Shaolin Monk’ was taken at the Honk Kong Coliseum, backstage of a renowned Chinese music artist Andy Lau’s concert in 2011, while Cody performed as a core dancer. Mr Andy Lau being a religious buddhist and having shot the movie “The New Shaolin Temple” co-starring Jackie Chan a year before his concert, invited eight monks who have also appeared in the movie to perform in his concert. The monks travelled afar to Hong Kong from the Shaolin Monastery situated to the remote Mount Song in Henan Province China to be part of this show.
While Cody was taking pictures for his fellow colleagues backstage, little Shaolin Monk Dong Dong past by and asked in Mandarin, “Can I have a go?” And off he flipped, walked away with a grin on his face. A previous moment was captured. Moving.