Mong Kok: Colourful Preoccupations

Mong Kok has become colourful and purposeful.

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Something is waiting to happen.

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The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind…

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It’s all on the wall.

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The barricades.

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Even the minions are here, patiently manning the barricades.

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We’re all tourists here.

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The lion wants true universal suffrage.

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The people are here to stay.

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The umbrellas were indeed open at 6p.m., 28th October, to remember the teargas used by the police on the protesters a month ago.

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It says “Stop unethical policing”, not “stop policing”.

There is still a need for law and order.


Camera: Canon 600D

Legacy Lens: Meyer Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f/3.5



Umbrella Man

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I cannot help but be aware of my class consciousness even as I think on this image. He looks up, as if in hope, and the umbrella might shelter him from the harsh sunlight. Yet what has he to look forward to except a life among slightly decrepit buildings such as the one above him in the background? The tattoo of his left shoulder speaks of a defiance against a middle-class, executive presentation of the self. I can understand how such an image could be aestheticized, probably in a film by Wong Kar-wai.

Is this the only narrative I could conjure for him?