Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 s, ISO 2000
There are not many open air wet markets here like you expect to see in France. But there are a lot of indoor markets with tiny stalls one after the other. This stall stood out because it was so small, paradoxically.
Bric a Brac
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/2.8, 1/280s, ISO 200
Besides street food which is abundantly available in the streets of Hong Kong, there are a lot of street vendors with the kind of odd selection you can see here. In fact, under this bridge on my way to work there seems to be a different bric a brac reseller every day.
Fuji x100f, 28mm, f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 200
There are a lot of lollipop men or ladies in Hong Kong advertising for services. The ones working for Sasa (a cheap cosmetic retailer) tend to have it better than most: they get to be seated and read the newspaper.
Fuji x100f, 28mm, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 3200
Indonesians are the third ethnic group in Hong Kong, and they’re mostly women. As a consequence you frequently see young women wearing scarves on their heads as in this shot. On Sundays, they congregate near Victoria Park, that’s something I’ll have to document some day.
Fuji, x100f, 35mm, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 640
You see a lot of these roast duck (and, I’m assuming other meats) stores in the streets of Hong Kong. This one is in Causeway Bay, and as I often walk past it to get back from work, I always like how the light illuminates the customers in the early evening hours. This time I captured it.
Under the Eye of Mao
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 200
On a daily basis you don’t see much signs of the mainland Chinese control over Hong Kong, at least not on Hong Kong Island. That doesn’t mean it’s not there, of course. But this sign on the opposite side of the road to Time’s Square intrigued me. I think it’s a communist bookstore. Of course this photo was also an opportunity to show umbrellas used to protect from the sun, something that was also common in Shanghai.
St George’s, Bloomsbury
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 400
Did I mention I loved columns? Obviously, this is less spectacular than this kind of shot, but the white columns on darker background make for a really interesting composition (I think). I think ideally this photo could have been enhanced with heavy rain, but for once it wasn’t raining in London!
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 320
In the last 6 months I have taken to walking a lot. When I was in London I did most of my inner city travels walking, which of course is great for street photography. Somewhere between Shoreditch and Covent Garden I saw this street window that I thought was just great: the old design, the bikes in front, everything. I normally try to have a human subject in my street photos but here I felt the shop window was a character in and of itself.
Movable Reclining Chair
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 640
It was early morning in Shoreditch, and when I saw this guy I knew I had a good shot. I managed to creep close enough and capture this picture. We see a lot of guys sleeping on their bikes here in Asia, but none so comfortably.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 1600
I am often attracted to interesting facades, and of course in order to make the pictures more accessible it’s good to have a subject into the frame beyond the building itself. As a consequence I’m very aware that many of my so-called street shots follow a similar composition. It’s something I’ve just started working on, but man are lines addictive…