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"culture club"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 24 August 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Who says Hong Kong is a cultural desert?!:-)

15 Elgin Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/42 second F/2.0 ISO 400 23 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...

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Love the glow of the painting and the quiet moment spent enjoying it. One of life's little pleasures captured so perfectly.

24 Aug 2011 5:06am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

lovely capture !lovely light

24 Aug 2011 6:56am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Very interesting subject and the compo really pulled me in to study it. Nice shot!

24 Aug 2011 8:03am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Now this is a magnificent image Hugo! The entire feel is very spiritual and very cultural. Sense of togetherness and family. Well observed and a great picture as always!

24 Aug 2011 9:46am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love the colour warmth in this photo - draws you into the image - very nice image

24 Aug 2011 10:54am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You cannot help but wander around this picture, it has so much to offer.
I sense an artist with strong family values.

24 Aug 2011 11:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Marvelous candid shot, Hugo! Great image that seems to tell a story with all its interesting detail.

24 Aug 2011 12:41pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands


24 Aug 2011 12:42pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Not me - I'd call it a 'cultural dessert', full of treats to enjoy and explore.
Excellent shot Hugo :-)

24 Aug 2011 12:47pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Awesome shot....with this guy framed in light and the doorway! Funny how man are oblivious to the whole thing ;) Nice composition!

24 Aug 2011 2:27pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je souris en voyant la photographie de ton cliché,car j'imagine que c'est interdit aux jeunes publics!!!
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

24 Aug 2011 2:47pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful light and with a composition that is delightful to see. It is a pleasure to look at.

24 Aug 2011 2:54pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Strollerland...the universal symbol of life evolving. best…jf

24 Aug 2011 2:58pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

My eye is drawn right inside to that somewhat unusual painting on the wall, then there is the man relaxing and the baby sleeping, all in this city setting. An interesting plethora of pipes and wires. You've made a beautiful tableau here. I can't stop looking ! :-)

24 Aug 2011 4:09pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb framing and light! Excellent street scene! I love it!

24 Aug 2011 4:55pm

jani from Jonkoping, Sweden

very nice capture!

24 Aug 2011 6:01pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


24 Aug 2011 8:33pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice shot

24 Aug 2011 9:13pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Interesting place Hugo, although I have no idea what it is. This is one of your compelling shots where the eye grabs information from all those interesting points, the number 15, the hallway with postboxes, and the bunch of hanging cables.

24 Aug 2011 10:20pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Very clear tones and fantastic perspective and composiiton!

24 Aug 2011 10:58pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Fantastic street shot, Hugo! The scene is fascinatingly composed..the spot light inside the room ,the corner, ..everything is so classic!

25 Aug 2011 1:25am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very unique painting. A cool cultural hot spot!

25 Aug 2011 3:29am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great capture

25 Aug 2011 6:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderful sense of the small scale in a very big picture here . .

25 Aug 2011 6:58am

k@ from Paris, France

Ha for your caption, love your humor & the face to face proposed here, as if that man with his cap could be the funky model on the wall ;) Light & compo rock, culture is in full rebirth in HK with HP at work !

25 Aug 2011 11:10am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Art, Beer & baby, nice mix :-)

25 Aug 2011 1:58pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A good and funny street capture, well seen !

26 Aug 2011 6:10am

Eleanor from United Kingdom

Great shot! And HK is not a cultural desert, it's a cultural dessert.

26 Aug 2011 8:08am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Nice street photo. Different (in a good way) in some way.

26 Aug 2011 9:07am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

what a fascinating and enigmatic photo Hugo and I love the warm colours!

26 Aug 2011 9:12am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A genial composition! I like very much the contrast between the familiar figures of the outdoor and the illuminated picture indoor :)

26 Aug 2011 9:57am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So wonderfully observed and beautifully captured...the light, colors, detail, exposure balance are all superb! A lovely image Hugo!

26 Aug 2011 1:14pm

Mohsen Shirzadeh from Dezful, Iran

Fantastic....GOOD :)

27 Aug 2011 2:05am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

From the leather hat and the sleeping baby and the painting on the wall, this is a fantastic capture. I love your subtitle, too. :)

30 Aug 2011 3:19am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wonderful street scene!

16 Sep 2011 9:27am

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Great Sots I by Ian Smith

1/42 second
ISO 400
23 mm