The street markets of Shamshuipo are very busy.
There’s a constant assault of colours.
There’s so much movement.
So much that may be hidden.
That you can’t take what you see for granted.
Every scene is a visual poem.
The camera is a notebook with which to write.
Thanks for reading!
Camera: Olympus XA 3
Film: Kodak UltraMax 400
I’m still walking around…
The streets are exhibitions waiting to speak.
What would the stall say?
What’s he thinking about?
We’re all concealed by what we buy and sell.
We all buy and sell.
We’re all waiting.
Until it’s all meat…
Camera: Olympus XA2
Film: Ilford XP2 400
I am back in Hong Kong after a 3-week break in Singapore.
I’ve 7-8 rolls of film and probably about 50 usable images from a digital camera. Am looking through the lot now.
In the meantime, here’re a few images that sum up my mood at this moment, even as I’m catching up with work.
The 2 images above were taken in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, while the rest below are scenes from Shamshuipo.
I’m tempted to say that these images represent the “can do” spirit of Hong Kong which accounts for its economic success.
On the other hand, we need to remember the harshness of the Gini coefficient that is operating here.
The above 2 images represent a personal triumph.
This is one of 2-3 stalls along Apliu Street that sells vintage film cameras.
It’s difficult to take their pictures with stealth because every time I walk by, the stall owners’ film-camera-detection senses are alerted and they would look up at me (or my camera).
I walked by for the third time that day and managed to finally do it.
Thanks for reading, and check out my prints!