It's after nine o'clock as I trudged past this local shoe store on my way home. Queen's Road West isn't a busy shopping street and most shops would be closed after eight except a few small food shops (http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/image/93017931). I was surprised to find that this shoe store was still open; questions kept coming to my mind at the same time as I tried to get a shot...
Queen's Road West, Hong Kong
'Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.' Henri Cartier Bresson
Maybe it's this quote that has impacted me most and given me the strongest drive since I took up photography a few years ago; maybe it's most regrettable when your most "familiar" place and people suddenly went away and you realized that you don't even have a good picture to bring back the memories... This is a little series of my neighbourhoood.
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...
FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro
83 mm (35mm equiv.)