Hong Kong Lucida

A Thinking Street Photography Blog

The Street Makes Sense

The thing with Shamshuipo is that one could walk slowly amongst pockets of crowds. You could flow along comfortably. Even if you stop, there’s space enough for you to do … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tsim Sha Tsui at Night

So here’s TST at night. Everyone has a place to get to. Spotted. Someone’s waiting. Someone’s looking. Someone’s packing. Someone’s unloading. Boxes that have lost their purpose. The mannequins and model … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Behold the Fuji X70

Yes, I usually succeed in not buying another camera. But this time it’s different. Of course. It was either the Fuji X70 or Ricoh GR II. It was Eric Kim’s … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

When Streets Are Busy

When streets are busy, they look like this: No one notices the guy with the camera: People are too preoccupied: Work work work. Sell sell sell. Buy buy buy. Go … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Art-making

Street photography is about found action. It’s when you realize the environment is a material you could draw from. It’s arrested action. There’re inadvertent art displays. Someone positioned these just so. … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Singapore Vertigo

Singapore can be vertiginous at times. You look up. You could lose your balance. It’s a culture on display. A culture that wants to be legible. It wants to be read globally. … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Street Thoughts

I don’t want to over-intellectualize things, but after doing this for a few years now, I’ve come to the conclusion that for me, to take street photographs is to think … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 2 Comments