Like in virtually every country I’ve ever been to, there are dozens of free newspapers in Hong Kong. Well, they’re called free newspapers, but like everywhere else, they’re really just a free collection of adverts. More interesting to me was the guy peddling them, and particularly his hat. When it’s really hot and sunny here, those working out in the sun often wear hats lined with a reflective surface, to divert as much heat as possible I suppose. It certainly makes their look funky!
Stalked by the Catbus
The Catbus is one of my favourite characters (albeit secondary) from Miyazaki’s Totoro. Imagine my surprise when I saw that so many of the Hong Kong minibuses are disguised as Catbuses!
Buildings within Buildings
Fuji xpro2, f/2.8, 45mm, 1/100s, ISO 2500
So many skyscrapers in Hong Kong means that with the right angle, you get refllections of buildings in the facades of other buildings. I love that. It’s so Hong Kong.
iPhone, 29mm, f/2.2, ISO 25
This is perhaps one of the most emblematic views of Hong Kong, in Central at the bottom of D’Aguilar Street. I captured it in our early days of being in Hong Kong, on my iPhone. Still stands the test of time, I think.
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.
In the Red Shadows
Another dark icon bathed in red light. I really like how ominous these feel…
Lady in White
Fuji x100f, 35mm
In addition to red and gold, this icon from a tiny temple on the edge of Tai Hang has a white dress, which conveys a peaceful feeling.
Bathed in Red
The icons of Chinese religion are so different from anything western that I find them utterly fascinating. I guess you can see how Christian missionaries might have thought these to be demons…
Fuji xpro2, 35mm
Hong Kong is littered with tiny temples. There are three within walking distance of my house and many many more I’ve been to. The scenes are often red and gold, and lit with numerous candles or lights. This one was the first entirely gold colour icon I saw though.
Navel on Display
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 800
I’ve posted quite a few bare chested guys in this series of moments this week, but I also wanted to capture this particular fashion approach to heat that is the t-shirt rolled under the armpits. Here’s an example of that.