Inexhaustible Hong Kong

The range of imagery in Hong Kong is breathtaking.

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You look.

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You think about things.

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There’s a mental itch you can’t get to and a glimmer you’re aiming at.

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When will Godot arrive? You look again.

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At things we do.

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At how we live.

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Our ambitions.

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The road not taken.

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We have an apparatus for looking.

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They look back.

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This is something we look for.

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Sincerity.

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Attitude.

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A kind of mental space.

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We work and rework.

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And hope everything comes together at the end.

Some images are available here as open-edition prints at my Saatchi Art page.

 

 

 

Singapore Local Culture

This is culture as lived experience:

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An ordinary life that is the subject of street photography.

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Every year I return to Singapore for a period and some things don’t change.

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The kacang puteh man is still there (there’s another photo of him in a post a year ago).

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I tried another shot and he spotted me.

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A cobbler.

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And another cobbler.

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I stopped to buy my son an ice cream.

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When doing street photography, bring along your child – you’ll look less conspicuous that way.

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See? This guy actually smiled at my son and I.

I look like I’m helping my son with a school project…

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My son dared me to take a picture of him up close – and I did.

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And he pointed to them and said it would make a nice photograph – so I obliged.

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He didn’t think the above would work – I think he’s right.

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And he said the cyclist was looking the wrong way … again he’s right.

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“Why did you take a picture of that building, daddy? Is that considered street photography?”

Good question.

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I thought the tie fluttering in the air might make this interesting.

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He was trying to tack something onto the wood paneling and looked somewhat frustrated – I caught that moment.

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That’s life – always under construction.

Thanks for reading.

Check out my open-edition prints at my Saatchi Art page!