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"retirement life... old friends"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 8 August 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A recent afternoon, Southorn Playground, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/220 second F/4.1 ISO 100 14 mm

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...

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Another solid human interest scene, Hugo. It looks really hot.

8 Aug 2008 5:04am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Another cool study of city life. Again you are in the middle of everything and still noone seems to have any objections... Do you shot these from cover? I find it unusual - AND GOOD - that these people does not seem to care at all.

8 Aug 2008 9:05am

Lorena from Fort Myers, United States

I love the randomness of the faces.

8 Aug 2008 12:39pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

oh wow! i am loving this even more than your awesome shot yesterday!! this is truly tops! figure placement and expression here are key -- but that dynamic pink and dirty off white cream combination...?? just off the charts! amazingly faaabulous! this is way more than just documenting your neighborhood and city, Hugo... this is a whole new league you are in now... this is post modern art plain and simple! blow this up mate!! bravo!!!

8 Aug 2008 5:29pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

It's an image document, a record of these people living. The seats don't look too comfortable. Great work Hugo.

8 Aug 2008 6:35pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Very expressive ... terrific framing ... with the people up top - you've given us something for our imagination to ponder ... outstanding image, Hugo!

8 Aug 2008 7:45pm

Vink from Côte d'Azur- French riviera, France

Interesting capture ! I like this shot

26 Aug 2008 5:31pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

Great candid shot of day to day life Hugo...I missed this one somehow...excellent...

6 Mar 2009 7:16am

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/220 second
ISO 100
14 mm