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"another episode"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 2 March 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

On a Saturday evening...

Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/14 second F/3.3 ISO 100 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...

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very well seen and composed. I think this is a splendid document and a great photo using the trade mark.

2 Mar 2009 5:43am

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Superbly capture and creative treatment!!

2 Mar 2009 6:14am

k@ from Paris, France

Of course, I love this one !! The 2 levels/2 characters in opposition added to Episode is so dynamic & cinematic & harsh too. A great pic, Hugo !!

2 Mar 2009 7:21am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Striking, powerful shot.

2 Mar 2009 10:26am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Great presence of mind to shoot this as you did. I usually hurriedly click and run off before I'm seen. Nice juxtaposition of the haves and have nots.

2 Mar 2009 11:08am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

A sad image which just shouldn't exist in the 21st century! I'm sure you had a hard time shooting this one (I know I would) - but I do think it is an excellent composition.

2 Mar 2009 1:28pm

@IanSmith: Yes, it's a sad scene indeed! I have been seeing her in Central for some time and also been struggling if I should take the shot... but that evening when I was about to join my family for a nice dinner, I couldn't refrain myself anymore. FYI, my wife did chat with a policeman about her background and we're surprised to find out she actually has a family and sons who care, but their attempts to bring her home have been unsuccesful... Whatever the background, seeing this is distressing.

JTF from Zaanstad, Netherlands

Great streetshot, Love it!

2 Mar 2009 2:04pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A fine work. You managed to capture a story here...

2 Mar 2009 4:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A well thought out image well executed. Great work, Hugo.

2 Mar 2009 5:31pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

You found a great angle on this one, a great statement!

2 Mar 2009 6:12pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

after the bailout. best...jerry

3 Mar 2009 5:18am

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Oh this is so sad. Such a vivid image. I have this one homeless guy that I have been worried about for years. Just the other day he finally had a chat with me. He told me he was happy on the streets and that his family had offered many times to give him shelter.

Sometimes we never know the truth behind the true image. I just know it crushes my heart to see this.

3 Mar 2009 7:17pm

1/14 second
ISO 100
7 mm