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night life...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 13 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Staunton Street, Hong Kong

Streets, shops, people, life... another series of my everyday encounter.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/27 second F/3.3 ISO 200 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...

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, this is heartbreaking : how heavy our burdens sometimes... we can so deeply feel his efforts and it's such a contrast with the crossed-arms guy indoors... Two lives crossing, and one is more from dark Night than the other......... Bravo*

13 Jun 2009 5:14am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is such a great documentary shot. It really tells a story.

13 Jun 2009 5:50am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great scene Hugo ! strong contrast between these two man, two attitudes, two different lifes !

13 Jun 2009 7:52am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Amazing shot !!! Great job !! Love it !!!

13 Jun 2009 8:46am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Sisyphus carries his load completely unnoticed! Stunning street capture Hugo!

13 Jun 2009 8:48am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent shot Hugo. Love the chaotic scene of the inside of that store, the light silhouetting the man on the street. Bravo.

13 Jun 2009 12:35pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another great capture Hugo! Have a great weekend my friend!

13 Jun 2009 2:55pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Well done, Hugo.

13 Jun 2009 3:31pm

alex centrella from California, United States

first class !

13 Jun 2009 10:13pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

On in the shade, the other in the light, the combination of two worlds, very moving!

14 Jun 2009 4:39am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Well framed, the glowing beacon of the shop lights drawing us in, and wonderful detail.

14 Jun 2009 11:00am

Shaker from nevers, France

Great colours and composition !

14 Jun 2009 9:44pm

JamesC from portland, United States

The city that never sleeps.

15 Jun 2009 12:24am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing!! if i could walk into the picture and into that store -- i would be a very happy individual!! marvelous!

15 Jun 2009 2:21am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful image. The man with the pushcart really adds the wow element to this fine photo.

15 Jun 2009 2:36am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Striking and beautiful image. In a city of crowds, there are still individual people living their lives alongside one another.

15 Jun 2009 1:49pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Really like the contrast of the moving man with the other one inside the store who is standing still...Great!

16 Jun 2009 8:39pm

EstherK from Kota Kinabalu, SABAH, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia

Excellent street capture, Hugo.

17 Jun 2009 3:47am

1/27 second
ISO 200
7 mm