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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 18 May 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

One of the oldest fruit stores in my neighbourhood and a recently opened chain property broker... and both are working late.

Lyttelton Road, Hong Kong

This is a little series of some local stores and restaurants in my neighbourhood. Don't know why, I have always been drawn to small businesses; and it's particularly delightful to find them doing fine under the attack of the financial tsunami...

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/15 second F/3.4 ISO 200 8 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...

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

Love the motion blur here, and his movement !

18 May 2009 5:11am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Beautiful photo Hugo with such great light and colour!

18 May 2009 7:09am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

One of your best Hugo, I can really smell that unique aroma of the grocers shop.

18 May 2009 7:43am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

You really are a night creature Hugo and so glad you are to bring us these wonderful images

18 May 2009 8:32am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Such charm! And I feel lucky to get a glimpse inside the grocers. Your usual excellent lighting control and choice of subject.

18 May 2009 10:39am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

I am under the charm of this image! Excellent Hugo!!!!

18 May 2009 11:16am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a great capture Hugo ! this shop is very attractive under your camera ! I love the motion blur of the man walking in front of .

18 May 2009 11:47am

French fan from Paris, France

Special atmosphere.
You catch the light in the box.
Always nice to see your pictures.

French fan .

18 May 2009 11:59am

@French fan: Thank you my friend! It's always nice to hear from you!:-)

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

these moods in your night shots have always been incredible!! such lonely spaces you photograph -- and in the midst of all the many millions in HK!! gorgeous work mate -- gorgeous!!!

18 May 2009 12:47pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Great moment

18 May 2009 1:42pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Great capture. Love the light from the stores. I can see all I can buy there :)) Great clarity !

18 May 2009 3:06pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Another gorgeous shot Hugo, the little shops and night time activity is captured excellently.

18 May 2009 8:52pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

This series of night shots at your neighbourhood is charming.

18 May 2009 9:09pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Yeas, Hugo, a great composition with the black silhouette against the illuminated and colorful stores.
I feel familiar with this neighbourhood, as if it was a little mine :)

19 May 2009 4:39am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The silhouette is amazing and I just love the motion in his foot. Another excellent urban night shot...which for me is your trademark and most excellent style :)

19 May 2009 12:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a compelling scene. Great work.

19 May 2009 5:29pm

1/15 second
ISO 200
8 mm