"uprooting hong kong foot..."

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 16 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Larger Version: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/image/113844992

PS. "Hong Kong foot" is a literal translation of the local slang "香港腳" for athlete's foot.

Wing Kut Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Streets, shops, people, life... another series of my everyday encounter.

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

A wonderful series.

16 Jun 2009 5:27am

k@ from Paris, France

Ah ! This is one of my favorite color in photo and your compo encaging the old man in his own box is marvelous ! Love his lost eyes while he's on the verge of eating (noodles, soup ?). Great moment you captured again ! Your serie deserves an exhibition !

16 Jun 2009 6:19am

@k@: You're making me a very happy man... thanks my dear!:-)

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Very nice shot !! My english is too limited for express all my feeling about this shot !!! Love it !!

16 Jun 2009 7:24am

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Excellent slice of tradition street life. I urge all viewers to click on your pbase site and have a look. I particularly like The Solitude Album there.

16 Jun 2009 1:30pm

@Andrew Gould: Thanks so much for such wonderfully warm encouragement!:-)

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Outstanding photo, Hugo. What a brilliant green color and super composition !

16 Jun 2009 2:06pm

Mindy | f-stopMarin from United States

Such an interesting slice of street life. Love the colors, how he's boxed in, signs and all the details of this man's little work environment.

16 Jun 2009 2:27pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellente image! I like the small chap preparing his potions in his small ! Sorry, I do not know well English, but I like very much this photo! :o)))

16 Jun 2009 3:58pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Excellent! une image d'un humour achevé! on dirait que ce Monsieur garde sa boutique dans un placard! Superbe image!

16 Jun 2009 4:46pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello, Hugo, I'm back from my short holidays. Thanks fo your comment.
I like this fantastic document, very interesting.

16 Jun 2009 5:21pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A brilliant composition Hugo!

16 Jun 2009 6:14pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice and very moving old man in his small box ! fantastic documentary scene, I love your framing, colors and each detail !

16 Jun 2009 6:31pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

the doctor is in!!! :) looks like he has a great set up -- now what is this hong kong foot all about? :)

16 Jun 2009 6:54pm

Shaker from nevers, France

Man in a closet. Great shot !

16 Jun 2009 7:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The original "doc in a box". That's a term used for small walk-in clinics, we have here, in malls, etc. that keep hours more convenient for working people. This fellow proves that this concept is far from new. Love it.

16 Jun 2009 11:35pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

In a city of global commerce, a simple man exist in his solvency. best...jerry

17 Jun 2009 12:10am

Stephanie from Milwaukee, United States

I love the color on your photos!

17 Jun 2009 3:23pm

JamesC from portland, United States

Another unique image of your city.

22 Jun 2009 6:56am

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