What Hong Kong Wants

I’ve been to the various protest sites over the past three weeks at various times.

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They keep changing.

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They keep changing simply because it is the nature of the protests.

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They require a constant infusion of people, energy and creativity, of which Hong Kong has in abundance.

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Hence, I kept raising my camera to my eye.

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These were taken at Mong Kok about three weeks ago.

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There is a need to see, understand and document.

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What Hong Kong wants – that’s not very difficult to understand.

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The writing is very clear.

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What Hong Kong will get, no one knows at this point.

We don’t really have a bird’s eye view.

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All one could do is to keep asking.

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And be willing to do the hard work.

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Sacrifice, toil and labour.

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And pray that something good will come out of it.

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The work of waiting and keeping watch goes on.

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And there’s always hope.

History will be the judge.


All images were taken with the Contax TVS street camera and converted into monochrome from a single roll of Fuji Superia 800 film.










Occupy Central: A Festivity

Occupy Central is, of course, a political protest.

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But more than that – it is a festival.

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A celebration of a city becoming itself.

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A joyful gathering of sorts.

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Everyone has a message to share.

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The world is here – judging from the different languages.

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So many dreams and hopes, so much energy.

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The children are here.

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There is music. This is a celebration.

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Though there’re reminders of how serious this is, as a protest.

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Remember what the umbrellas are for.

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Marx: “Philosophers have interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.”

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The students, the future, have spoken.

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Now it’s time to figure things out.


Camera: Leica M6;

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm F/1.4;

Film: Ilford XP2 400.