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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 4 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/57 second F/4.0 ISO 100 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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 funny expression. The contrast with all the rest of the people makes the photo. Very well seen.

4 Jun 2009 5:19am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Funny expression on the guy's face. Also the guy with the mask stands out from the crowd. An interesting photo, nicely observed.

4 Jun 2009 5:36am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such wonderful wealth of detail in this brilliant capture Hugo! I can spend hours studying the varied expressions and emotions on all these faces..Wonderful depth and I am always amazed at the tone, hi-res quality and even softness that runs through all your images as a signature!

4 Jun 2009 6:06am

Lash from Mumbai, India

you are a "people's man" Hugo. :) another good shot

4 Jun 2009 7:11am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Etrange scène de rue!!! J'aime bien la grimace du gars au deuxième rang! :o))) Très beau NB!!!!

4 Jun 2009 8:49am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Wonderful !!!! Great shot !!!

4 Jun 2009 8:53am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

faaabulous reportage!!!

4 Jun 2009 10:28am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

OMG i love the guy in the front with that face, great shot

4 Jun 2009 2:03pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

A classic Hugo! That's an expression to be proud of!! I don't mind admitting that I'm deeply envious of your ability to capture great street-candids. And this is no exception. You always seem to have your finger on the button at the right time.

4 Jun 2009 2:04pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Every kind of people :)) ha ha This shot is just stunning capture! So many interesting faces, but funny guy is the first that strikes me on this shot :))

4 Jun 2009 2:31pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I like the grimace of the guy while the others are so serious! so funny ! But what they wait for ? excellent street shot Hugo ! many interesting faces and good BW as usual !

4 Jun 2009 3:06pm

@Anna.C: It's actually a street forum on what happened 20 years ago on 4 June 1989...

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

You have such a delightful sense of humor. I really enjoyed this photo. :-)

4 Jun 2009 6:35pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Make a silly face! best...jerry

4 Jun 2009 7:12pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

ahah, what a funny expression you captured Hugo!

4 Jun 2009 7:44pm

k@ from Paris, France

;o)))) Even without that face he makes it would be a great pic but now : how coooool !!

4 Jun 2009 7:47pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

An interesting cast of characters! What are they waiting for? I just love the expression of the guy in the second row in the foreground...priceless. Great shot!

5 Jun 2009 12:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Brilliant, Hugo! You are a genius.

5 Jun 2009 8:07pm

JamesC from portland, United States

funny face... everyone is quiet.

9 Jun 2009 6:00am

1/57 second
ISO 100
24 mm (35mm equiv.)