christmas night...

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 27 December 2008 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A waiter of a nearby restaurant taking a short break. It must have been quite a day and night for him...

Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong

PS. Lan Kwai Fong is a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking and entertainments especially during this holiday season. A glimpse of the place on the same night:

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...

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Very atmospheric shot, the steps lead us right to The Bulldogs Bar & Grill.

27 Dec 2008 5:18am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Hugo, this lighting is just superb! A very cinematic shot, just the right amount of drama to get the story going... :)

27 Dec 2008 5:31am

Steve Rice from United States

That streetlight is so nice. There is a definite sense of mystery here. Your explanation clears all that up though. :-)

27 Dec 2008 6:03am

Marie from France

Belle ambiance, le cadrage est excellent

27 Dec 2008 7:08am

Ian from Adelaide, Australia

Really nice light & shadows. Very nicely done.

27 Dec 2008 8:27am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much the angle and depth of the image, and of course the feeling of the waiter taking a rest. Very good.

27 Dec 2008 9:32am

k@ from France

I love stairs and the way you shot that guy trapped in that fabulous perspective is wonderful (once more !), Hugo - love your work ! (but this is not a scoop now :)

27 Dec 2008 10:26am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good perspective.

27 Dec 2008 12:30pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

what a superb night shot, the light and shadows are superb

Brings back memories I spent a few nights drinking in Lan Kwai Fong during my few weeks there

27 Dec 2008 12:57pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

Love the angle and light in this one, it gives it so much depth!

27 Dec 2008 4:38pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece

Nice night shot, mysterious!

27 Dec 2008 4:47pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Brillinat lights and a nice composition. Lovely.

27 Dec 2008 5:36pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Wow, Hugo - Even before going to the 'glimpse' on your link - I was thinking, "This could be Bank Street in Edinburgh." It really has that feel to it.

27 Dec 2008 7:30pm

Oly B from Lyon, France

Great portrait, your cadrage and your light are here superbe !

28 Dec 2008 8:55am

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Great urban shot ! well done !

28 Dec 2008 5:56pm

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

this shot looks like it should be a frame from a thriller. great work

28 Dec 2008 8:27pm

Ziren from Singapore, Singapore

Awesome shot. I'm stopping by hong kong on my way back to singapore, any recommendations for me? As in, photo spots or famous landmarks worth visiting. I'll be there for barely 24 hours, so i'll strike out disneyland (:

28 Dec 2009 6:24am


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