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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 30 October 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Better late than never! Here's what I saw the other day at a bus stop...

Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/14 second F/3.3 ISO 400 7 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...

bruno from les Ollières, France

Excellent framng !

30 Oct 2008 6:21am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good one! We say "más vale tarde que nunca" in Spanish.
Very pleased to meet you, Hugo. And in an street autoportrait, as it has to be :))
Cheers.

30 Oct 2008 7:05am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Hi Hugo, nice to see you! Very clever self portrait!

30 Oct 2008 8:42am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

"Strike a pose!"... Hi Hugo, if you're planning to enter the world of portraiture you'll need to do a better pose than that :-)
Nice composition. But it seems to portray you in a very negative light - mono, bank reference, distorted effect , and a man who lost his suit (You're previous 'self' photos I think you looked less casual). Be well my friend.

30 Oct 2008 1:52pm

@IanSmith: You're right my friend. That's why I've never been able to overcome the shyness of doing self portraiture.:-) How about this if you've not seen before: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/image/95892734
Take care

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Oh, I just noticed! It's not a reflection at all! - The letters are round the wrong way. Clever :-)

30 Oct 2008 1:54pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Hi hugo... you did it in the end.... pleased to meet you :)

This is a good shot of your reflection in the bill poster board, I see you've reversed the image ;) Nice effect with the crumpled plastic cover.

30 Oct 2008 2:26pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Hi !
In french: mieux vaut tard que jamais !

happy to meet you, Hugo.

30 Oct 2008 3:27pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Perfect, Hugo. Beautifully seen and well done. (...don't tell anyone else - but seeing this image again had me jumping up and down - gritting my teeth - demanding, "He IS a photographer - a damn good photographer - see!!! Just look at how creative he is and how good his work is...) By the way, I almost always wear shorts. I hate long pants.

31 Oct 2008 1:09am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Very cool, Hugo ... pleased to see you!

1 Nov 2008 1:50am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

hello Hugo! i am sorry i am seeing this so late!! but this is truly wonderful!! a marvelous inner-city self portrait -- beautifully framed: thrice over!!! gorgeous composition and texture -- and color!! amazingly captured!! so nice to meet you -- you actually look as if you belong in that poster! it's uncanny! a gorgeous shot mate -- bravo!!! :D

13 Nov 2008 5:05am

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/14 second
F/3.3
ISO 400
7 mm

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