a little dispute...

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 14 May 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

... that didn't last long; the street turned calm and quiet again very soon: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/image/112501744

Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

What I especially like about this, in addition to your patented style, is the third person sitting there watching. It's like we're in the picture because we, too, are watching. An interesting piece to think about viewer and participant.

14 May 2009 7:18am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Are they lovers, is one the shop owner, is the guy sitting down part of the audience, I like how all the light centres on these three people

14 May 2009 10:39am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Always such steep streets full of many different types of light. An interesting scene that tells a story or perhaps hidden love, a secret rendezvous. The man sitting in the street is a curiosity!

14 May 2009 12:29pm

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

NOT in the mood for love !
Great capt*

14 May 2009 12:56pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

An interesting peek at a non-peak time.

14 May 2009 3:26pm

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

Love this style of old Hong Kong street...

14 May 2009 3:44pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Je retrouve l'atmosphère de Hong Kong avec cette photo! J'aime beaucoup!

14 May 2009 3:47pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

beautifully shot -- your HK scenes really do feel like real life to me -- and that is a sincere part of what makes your work so incredible!! bravo Hugo!! keep it coming!!

14 May 2009 7:32pm

Brandon from Memphis, United States

I think that little fuji is brilliant. It seems like a really great point and shoot en lieu of a dslr.

14 May 2009 9:04pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

It's quite the little situation you've captured and the charged atmosphere comes through well.

14 May 2009 10:51pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

What a super atmosphere here . These lights are gorgeous, especially the blue one from the room . Picture is so full of details, do not know where first to look . FANTASTIC processing too :))

15 May 2009 12:57am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful composition, detail and scale Hugo! The ambiance is superbly captured and presented!

15 May 2009 5:15am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great moment and composition with the three characters. And very well measured light. This image introduces a short moment of noise and agitation in the series of your night shots :)
Well seen, Hugo: the camera was the fourth character.

15 May 2009 5:27am

JamesC from portland, United States

Wonder what's the dispute about? Did it annoyed the neighbor upstairs?

17 May 2009 5:00am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Hi Hugo - I may not be commenting on all of these, but I'm certainly enjoying them all!

17 May 2009 6:28pm

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR
1/25 second
F/3.3
ISO 200
7 mm

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