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a store of yesterdays...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 14 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Its owner and an old neighbour customer... taking a closer look at yesterday's grocery.

PS. An even closer look: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/image/124433463/original

Peel Street, Hong Kong

'Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.' Henri Cartier Bresson

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/10 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...

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

How great this this image, really like this

14 May 2010 5:28am

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

really great. yesterday's also. i am glad this still exists.

ai to heiwa

14 May 2010 5:32am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I love these old stores, here we have very few ones now. I like very mucho tour photo, great mood.

14 May 2010 6:25am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I don't know how you always get the light just right.

14 May 2010 7:33am

k@ from Paris, France

A superb light, handheld i presume, stunning as always since it's really YOUR own light here, Hugo !

14 May 2010 7:45am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Very movie feel! The light is just like the spotlight highlighting the characters!! Bravo!!!

14 May 2010 12:13pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The light here gives an intimist vision of the place, well done.

14 May 2010 12:16pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene! Superbe light! I like very much this image! Good weekend Hugo!:)

14 May 2010 1:17pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

The light is superb, I think the days when all shopping in smaller stores like this fostered a sense of community that is slowly disappearing with the big chain stores and supermarkets

14 May 2010 3:39pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I love your image and light. This is wonderful. Great story between the two.

14 May 2010 11:16pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

After seeing this beautiful picture again, I found I really love the mood! Excellent capture, Hugo! V

15 May 2010 5:12am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Light is great for this night shot ... A life shot as I like ! Well done !

15 May 2010 8:26am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, Afghanistan

Your wonderful image and chosen words from Bresson are making my heart full with emotion Hugo! What are we, if not a bundle of memories? There is such a wealth of detail & story in this great picture my friend:)

15 May 2010 12:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb shot, Hugo. These shops stay open so late. What time does he open?

15 May 2010 2:51pm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Une ambiance qui me rappelle bien mon séjour à Hong Kong il y a.... 40 ans !

16 May 2010 8:55am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning!!! I like the mood this has. We've got old stores, but they close at 5pm in the afternoons... no late night shopping... only in the shopping malls, but that doesn't have the same feel.

18 May 2010 4:31am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful shot

18 May 2010 9:17pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love that this was taken at night. The fluorescent light seems to add to the mood.

20 May 2010 12:58am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

Nice control of light in this sweet nightlife !

26 May 2010 3:19pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR
1/10 second
F/3.3
ISO 200
7 mm

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