Fuji XPro-2, 70mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 400
I love these little noodle bars with tables virtually on the street. You see them mostly everywhere, but especially in Tai Hang. Unlike in other parts of China, the dog is under the table, not in the bowl.
Fuji XPro-2, 27mm, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 200
Hong Kong is a city that makes you look up to the sky, and there’s something uplifting about that. I’m still amazed that I live not 10 minutes from where I took this photo.
Fuji XPro-2, 27mm, f/9, 1/170s, ISO 200
Nowhere in the world apart from Hong Kong have I seen this combination of narrow streets and tall scrapers. I makes this kind of shot work.
The Lippo Twins
Fuji X-Pro2, 27mm, f/10, 1/120s, ISO 200
The Lippo is definitely one of the most interesting looking buildings in Hong Kong. Add reflections from an overcast sky and you get some really cool lighting.
Fuji Xpro-2, 27mm, f/4, 1/120s, ISO 200
I love framing buildings with trees, and if there’s one thing you can say about Hong Kong it’s that there’s an abundance of both.
Fuji X-Pro2, 27mm, f/8, 1/10s, ISO 200
It won’t have escaped your notice that I’m fascinated with Hong Kong buildings. Having said that, admiring them and framing them in an effective composition are two different things. As I walk around the streets of Central or Causeway Bay, I try not just to see cool looking scrapers but to structure them inside a photo. Work in progress, as they say, but I think I’m getting there.
A Cabbie Friend
Fuji XPro-2, 35mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 1000
There are little moments of magic that occasionally occur when you do street photography. I’d noticed the two guys holding shoulders, but then the lady with the umbrella walks past and I know it’s the right moment to shoot.
Fuji X-Pro2, 27mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 5000
Trams are a new subject for me, I never lived or stayed long in a place that has trams before. So I’m trying various things inspired by trams. This is one of them, playing on the different planes formed by the garish advertising on the one hand and the passengers on the other. It creates a funny sense of disorientation.
Fuji XPro-2, 35mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 5000
One of the reasons I love walking around Taï Hang is that the garages don’t have any workshops due to space constraints. So all the work happens in the streets. You often see cabs being fixed like this one here (although I don’t quite know what you fix in the engine by spraying water on it.)
In the Tram
Fuji Xpro-2, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/800s, ISO 6400
The Island tram in Hong Kong is a delightful way of traveling: it’s fast, frequent and deliciously quaint. I love to go upstairs and just watch life go by from above.