The range of imagery in Hong Kong is breathtaking.
You think about things.
There’s a mental itch you can’t get to and a glimmer you’re aiming at.
When will Godot arrive? You look again.
At things we do.
At how we live.
The road not taken.
We have an apparatus for looking.
They look back.
This is something we look for.
A kind of mental space.
We work and rework.
And hope everything comes together at the end.
Some images are available here as open-edition prints at my Saatchi Art page.
Published by eddietay
I am a poet and an educator. I have come to realise in recent years that the act of writing poetry has trained my mind to be always on the prowl for everyday moments that might be suitable material for my writing.
Hence, I turn to photography in order to record some of these moments. I soon discover that the photographs I am taking, using film rangefinder cameras which are more discreet and hence suitable to the task at hand, are in the tradition of street photography.
In search of poetry, I have become a street photographer.
What can Hong Kong teach me about street photography, and what can street photography teach me about Hong Kong?
This blog seeks to address that question.
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4 thoughts on “Inexhaustible Hong Kong”
I really like this set! I like the subjects and the words for each of them. It made me think 🙂
A very good series. HK to a T. Always better in monochrome too.