Final Things

Things as they are…

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A gate is always a promise.

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Perhaps a promise of bigger things to come.

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Something here.

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A hint of bigger things there…

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And something may blossom.

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All it takes is a bit of introspection…

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A possible vision here…

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And a revision there.

This is the last of four related pieces, after Mundane Objects, Common Things,  and Everyday Things.

Thanks for reading!

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Everyday Things

These are things I see on a daily basis.

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James Elkins: “When we are confronted with an unfamiliar object … we seek a body in it; we try to see something like ourselves…” (The Object Stares Back, p. 129)

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I see, therefore I am.

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This is my mind, even if it’s only for a while.

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Sometimes I feel like this.

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Mostly though, I’m like this.

 

This is a third companion piece, after Mundane Objects and  Common Things.

 

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Common Things

This is just a follow up from my previous post, Mundane Objects.

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There’s always an exhibition waiting to happen.

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Things discarded, things poetic.

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To look is to give it meaning.

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A regulation of things.

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A potential.

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A hint.

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Something.

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love and Peace at Lennon Wall Hong Kong

This was what I saw at the Hong Kong Government Offices at Central.

You could think of this as a temporary exhibit, as an example of public art.

Is there an artist claiming responsibility for this?

I’ll let the wall speak for itself.

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All images taken with Contax TVS, loaded with Fuji S 400 film.

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies’ Market

This is Ladies’ Market at Mongkok.

It’s a short stretch of market stalls popular with tourists and locals alike.

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We were a bit early so we got to see the stalls being set up.

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This is the ubiquitous red/white/blue canvas.

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The material has been used to make awnings, bags, covers, etc.

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It was a hot day.

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The goods were arriving.

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People were doing all these calculations.

Hong Kong, of course, is defined by numbers.

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I was using my Olympus XA2.

The 35mm lens was great for tight situations.

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I was worried about the shutter speed in the shade and hence was using the Fuji Superia 800 film.

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The film has a “powdery” painterly effect sometimes.

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Wonderful colours.

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Seasoned tourist.

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I like the (faux?) leather notebooks.

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Hong Kong’s street markets are literally full of colours.

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A bit of heartfelt advertising.

I especially like the above image because the slight blur as a result of the camera shake adds to the sense of urgency in the way we look.

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A bit of effort.

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