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"cold beauty"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 5 March 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

An eyewear shop, already closed for the evening, and a hawker came occupying its shopfront...

Lee Garden Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F550EXR 1/15 second F/3.5 ISO 200 5 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...

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Excellent work. Perfect street shot in every respect.

5 Mar 2011 5:32am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

haha, that's just perfect. So excellent in tone and light and moment captured!

5 Mar 2011 5:37am

Dave from Hua Hin, Thailand

Excellent. Great contrast of lifestyles.

5 Mar 2011 7:11am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Another wonderful night-time street shot. I love your smooth rich deep blacks.

5 Mar 2011 7:26am

Alun from cheshire,, United Kingdom

love the look on the guys face, great shot

5 Mar 2011 7:42am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Yes, interesting street shot it is. The contrast in their style of living and the aspects of daily life that need to be dealt with are exhibited wonderfully as he looks at the up-market lens store. "What the hell they do here..?" seems to be what's running through his mind..

5 Mar 2011 7:42am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I guess he figures why waste this great space. A perfect street shot, Hugo. The B&W work is smooth and rich.

5 Mar 2011 8:05am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Cool image hugo, well done! I really like it !

5 Mar 2011 8:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a neat interchange moment . . well seen.

5 Mar 2011 8:49am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

You must have the fastest shutter and the must unerring eye in Hong Kong. A masterpiece -- again!

5 Mar 2011 9:00am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

well seen Hugo ! maybe he would love to talk with this nice woman ;-)) beautiful deep B&W and lovely play of reflections !

5 Mar 2011 9:35am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Superb street photography! Love it!

5 Mar 2011 10:48am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Hahaha...a cool street picture!
Street photography at its best.

5 Mar 2011 11:05am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

This is the work of a PhotoCrafter!

5 Mar 2011 11:14am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Hey Hugo - delightful, super capture ... timing, light, crop ... all working beautifully in this b&w

5 Mar 2011 3:57pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

So well observed and captured,beautiful tones and the reflections add a lot.构图和空间感也很漂亮啊,周末愉快:)!

5 Mar 2011 4:06pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Great catch :)

5 Mar 2011 4:17pm

BBM from Burgess Hill, United Kingdom

Very good capture !

5 Mar 2011 7:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Hard to tell what he is missing most, a beautiful girl, or perfect vision?

5 Mar 2011 7:57pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Does he know what it's all about I wonder, the iconic brand name, the beautiful woman, the amount of money involved. Or does he even care..... A wonderful life moment.

5 Mar 2011 8:56pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

a very perfect and excellent capture! well done! two thumbs up!

5 Mar 2011 9:10pm

Emy from Lyon, France

Really nice shot !

5 Mar 2011 9:50pm

Elena from Turin, Italy

hi! fantastic the man looking for the woman's eyes.

5 Mar 2011 10:36pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

fabulous candid!

6 Mar 2011 4:32am

L.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

What is he thinking about ?

6 Mar 2011 4:47am

k@ from Paris, France

2 seats left free for his wife & kid maybe lost, maybe on their way, at least in his heart... Very deep emotion of solitude in this man's body language, as if a little scared by the big woman on the poster, love how he holds his hands tight deep in his pockets and that expression of surprise full of mystery as you clicked not even noticed despite the tiny distance ? I don't see you in the reflection but i see you everywhere in the delicacy of this image, Hugo.

6 Mar 2011 8:31am

@k@: You might be able to spot my reflection in this larger version: Thanks for such beautiful words... have a lovely Sunday my dear!:-)

k@ from Paris, France

i've seen you, yup ! ;) Not the eye in the viewfinder but Liveview of your compact, correct ? ;) Warm beauty ! Have a delicious sunday t°° & hugs ~ *

6 Mar 2011 10:11am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene Hugo! I like it! The black and white is very beautiful! Have good Sunday!

6 Mar 2011 10:12am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Great shot, you got the very right moment !

6 Mar 2011 2:17pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

fantastic street shot, superb capture

6 Mar 2011 3:41pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superbe !!!!!!!!!! Excellent !

7 Mar 2011 1:38am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great moment captured!

7 Mar 2011 2:46am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I love how he appears to be looking at the face in the window, marvellous shot!

7 Mar 2011 2:52am

guillaume from Paris, France

Well seen ! :)

7 Mar 2011 2:51pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The expression of the man is fabulous, great composition, Hugo!

8 Mar 2011 11:08am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Fantastic !!! So emotionnal ! Love it !!!

8 Mar 2011 11:15am

larans from Lund, Sweden

An extraordinary capture. Well seen and a great composition.

9 Mar 2011 8:48pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Fantastic, i didn't know it & i discover in the gallery "human resonance". Congrats Hugo !

6 Mar 2013 10:14am

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Hugo POON by Christian Richer

1/15 second
ISO 200
5 mm