Sheung Wan is the district a bit further from the Central district where financial centers cluster.
Sheung Wan is the first district to be developed. Buildings are of history. A lot of traditional shops can be found. The relationship among the residents are rather close. They know each other’s name and personal stories.
From there, life pace is relatively slow and peaceful. Strolling around the area is a delight.
Gough Street is one of the examples.
History of Gough Street : the China Founding father used to conspire his revolutionary act here.
Yau Ma Tei wholesale fruit market in Hong Kong has been established since 1913, it celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. Despite its small areas, about 100 whole sellers cluster there.
The market starts working in the middle of the night, and finishes in the morning. It falls asleep during the day.
If you visit Hong Kong, you should visit there at once. That’s the secret corner where you can find the century-old buying and bargaining traditions.
I am always amazed by giant objects and architecture. Two of the famous buildings in HK. In a niche, you can find a bridge that seems to connect the two individual buildings .
when you are drawing eyeliners, be extremely cautious or do close ur eyes or you will only embarrass yourself.
It interests me how citizens of Hong Kong are drawn into this game called Candy Crush.
it is always like this, your period has come, you have had a bad day, you feel discouraged, then you know you have to sleep and get up early, yet the harder you try to sleep, the harder you are struck with insomnia. As the night gets deeper, you start to become emo.
I have been holding up to myself for a long time, how come people have alienated me? Am I being too passive or am I just a bit anti-social.
She said, because of my background, I want to get connected with the interviewees, want to have the kind of rootedness. For once I wish to have the kind of family-like feelings. but in the end, i like being an outsider. You don’t have to put a lot of effort to maintain such a relationship, you won’t get hurt. what’s the point of doing this and that? i hate being bound in a place.
that’s why I love being carefree. but first thing comes first, i have to show my capability first.
I love the reflection of the photographer.
I want the addicts to have a say in how they are portrayed, to have some small control over the narrative. That is rarely done. Often the narrative is high jacked by others to prove a point: Addiction is ugly and addicts are weak. It’s easier to forget them if its all their fault. Don’t ask, don’t tell, just judge.
Even though people not at their best, the pride and ego is not lost entirely. It is so easy to judge based on stereotypes and prejudice. It is a good reminder for me.
I receive much criticism of my work; mostly it focuses on the exploitation angle. I am a banker taking pictures of addicts. I get it. There is another theme that runs through the comments. Here is an example from the New York Times story on me:
“I must say that some of the…
I am pretty good at regurgitation, but fail to pinpoint the gist of the entire event. damn!!
The kind of revelation will simply just kill you.
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