Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/9, 1/250s, ISO 200
You see a lot of old ladies collecting cardboard boxes in Hong Kong. That’s when you realise how little social safety net exists. Still, it’s one of the typical sights, here in Sai Ying Pun.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 200
Chung Yeung Festival is a remembrance day in Hong Kong when families will gather to remember loved ones who have passed away. It’s a day for burnt offerings of all sorts, and while wandering the streets of Sai Ying Pun, I stumbled upon this store specialising in such products.
Miniature Street Shrine
One of the fascinating sights in Hong Kong is the public display of religious fervor, designed if I understand correctly to bring prosperity to business ventures. As a consequence you see a lot of burnings in front of shops, and during certain festivals even offerings of suckling pig and fruit. But these little shrines are there all year round and they’re my favourite.
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/2, 1/60s, ISO 5000
Zachary Richard is an Acadian singer/songwriter with roots in blues, folk and zydeco. When he sings in English, he’s just another folk-rock singer to me. When he sings in Acadian French, there’s a poetry and pulse to it that is absolutely unique and wonderful. I particularly recommend his album Lumière dans le Noir if you’re interested in exploring. I saw him live in Paris a few years ago, and I only had my Fuji x100s with me, but this shot stood out.
Fuji x100s, 35mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 320
To be entirely frank, our time in the Mekong doesn’t carry with it so many good memories. The weather was awful (despite this being the dry season), two of my kids were ill most of the trip… It wasn’t great. But looking back at the photos, I feel like I captured a little of the spirit of the place (and yes, I realise this woman is ferrying sunhats for the tourists, but at least she’s doing it in a traditional-ish way…)