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when lights are on...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 21 December 2008 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Somehow time does not feel like mine, not until the night, when people turn their headlights on...
Gloucester Road, Hong Kong (the main road connecting the CBD with the eastern part of the Island)

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...

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Brilliant and beautiful shot Hugo. There is a great energy in this image, strong tones and great sense of symmetry.

21 Dec 2008 6:08am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Wow, stunning image! Truly an impressive vire and a strong b/w! Love the perfect simmetry!

21 Dec 2008 9:31am

Lee from Osaka, Japan

Quite a dramatic image with lots of detail. Nicely captured.

21 Dec 2008 9:33am

zahai from Berlin, Germany

Beautiful composition. A different sort of night shot. Nicely done :)

21 Dec 2008 10:18am

sorter from tehran, Iran

I'm just a guy who enjoys capturing .......
so, enjoy ,even the light are off .

21 Dec 2008 11:59am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Amazing, Hugo. What are those two big bright lights in the sky?

21 Dec 2008 2:19pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This is a powerful and menacing black and white. That dividing line down the center really amplifies the weight of the image. Reminiscent of a well crafted fifties sci-fi thriller. I love this Hugo. Oh, and happy first day of winter!

21 Dec 2008 5:37pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Well done, Hugo, the b/w here works very well and avoiding the spectacularity of night colors reinforces the value of document of this photo.

21 Dec 2008 6:39pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great night shot !

21 Dec 2008 6:46pm

Oly B from Lyon, France

Nice composition, love the symetrie. Beautiful contrast.

21 Dec 2008 10:04pm

k@ from Paris, France

Fzzzz, Fzzzzzzz, Fzzzzzzzzzzzzz - I can hear them all ! What a great vision, Hugo... 2 lanes, 2 suns ! Too good !

22 Dec 2008 12:22am

JTF from Netherlands

Really brilliant, your portfolio is absolutely wonderful..

9 Jan 2009 12:43am