Rollefliex SL35 + Lomography Fantome 8
I know this image is nothing to write home about, but it’s soooooo Hong Kong. I’ve not seen this kind of cardboard collection anywhere except here, so see it as a documentary photography (that’s my excuse for it being bland!)
*Again, the Temple*
Leica M6 + Ferrania P30
Tin Hau Temple is an endless source of inspiration for me. In the late afternoon on sunny days it’s just fantastic. Here I particularly like the incense smoke highlighted against the darkness of the entrance.
Canon A2 + Fuji Superia 800
I’ve been eyeing this place in Electric Road for a while, but never tried it. I also never walked it at night until recently, and spotted the really nice neon sign so I decided to take the shot. I hadn’t tried Superia 800 at night until then, and while this one came out nice, I generally find the colours too subdued for my taste.
Ricoh GR1 + JCH 400
Tin Hau Temple is just down the road from me, and I walk through the temple grounds to go to the subway station. Usually, it’s the same old sights, but one Sunday a few weeks ago there was clearly a festival going on, with big papier mâché effigies and lots of decorations. And there were these five people chanting just by the temple entrance. I don’t know what the ceremony was and I certainly didn’t want to disturb them, but the robe struck me and I took a quick shot with my discreet Ricoh GR1. Colour film would have been better, probably, but there’s an « old China » feel to this one conveyed by black and white that I quite like nonetheless.
*Incense for Tin Hau*
There’s a temple to Tin Hau just down my street. It’s interesting in more than one way, but the most fascinating fact (to me) is that it used to be by the shore. With reclaimed land it’s now at least half a mile from the shore ! There are often offerings, incense or burning candles in front, and I tried to compose the incense brazier with the temple in the background.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/8, 1/60s, ISO 1600
Because certain parts of urban Hong Kong Island are so steep and the roads are by necessity long and winding, you see a lot of these stairways cutting from the lower part of a curved road to the upper part. Great concept, and a cool timesaver if you’re going down. Not so much when you’re going up. And this is by no means the longest I’ve seen.