Some more Shamshuipo

I’m still walking around…

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The streets are exhibitions waiting to speak.

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What would the stall say?

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What’s he thinking about?

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We’re all concealed by what we buy and sell.

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We all buy and sell.

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We’re all waiting.

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Until it’s all meat…

Camera: Olympus XA2

Film: Ilford XP2 400

Getting Out of a Creative Rut

Some days, it seems like things just won’t come together.

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You’re feeling blocked.

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The framing is off.

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You look up.

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You look back at people.

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You look up again.

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You try again.

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What else can one do, but try to fail better.

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And then you get the feeling that things are coming together finally.

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And you find something that makes sense, finally.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Ilford XP2 400

Let the People Walk

Stand at a corner and look confused.

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Fumble with my camera long enough and someone will walk past.

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I’ll look a bit lost and confused and frown at my camera.

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I wasn’t holding the camera to my eye.

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Another favourite activity: aim at the window.

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And let people get in my way.

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I’ve come to appreciate photographs that look like they were taken accidentally.

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Street photography is an art that requires artlessness.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Kodak BW400CN

Art of Buying

These are poses we adopt.

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We pause.

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We think.

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Should I?

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I want! I want!

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Do I need this?

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We have an expertise.

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We need a poultice.

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I need this.

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I want this.

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Yum.

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Buying, after all, is an art we’re good at.

 

 

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Kodak BW400CN

Changing Views

The geometry keeps changing.

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Hong Kong is a good place to be a flaneur.

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Take a step and the view changes itself.

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Lots to absorb.

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You could stand at the same spot.

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The landscape will change very quickly.

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It’s easy to enjoy the view.

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You seek out order to square the circles.

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Hong Kong will come to you.

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And so will the rest of the world.

 

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Ilford XP2 400

Geocaching and Street Photography

So, my ten-year-old son is into Geocaching.

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It’s basically a game where you hunt for hidden caches – you could then sign your name in the booklet in those canisters/boxes hidden or buried in various places in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

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We’ve found magnetic canisters stuck behind signposts, or hidden under piled-up logs full of ants and spiders.

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You could then announce your success to the whole world and leave a few clues via the Geocache app.

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So you see, it’s killing two birds with one stone.

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I get to do a spot of street photography, and my son gets to do a bit of geocaching.

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That’s what I call father-son bonding.

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It doesn’t matter where I go as long as I’m on the streets.

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We could meander and come back to the same place – it doesn’t matter.

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Some people fish, others are into street photography, and of course, some are into geocaching.

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And we’ll have a late lunch after a morning of running back and forth.

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I suppose it’s another day in Hong Kong.

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We do what we can to preserve our sanity…

 

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm 1.4 SC

Film: Kodak BW400CN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fare Well Occupy Central

All images were taken with one camera on a single roll of film on the same day.

Fare well, Occupy Central.

At Causeway Bay.

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Freedom under watch.

 

At Admiralty.

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Camera: Contax TVS II

Film: Kodak UltraMax 400