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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 2 October 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Yes... "full of solitude!"

Tram Stop, Queensway, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/70 second F/2.8 ISO 400 53 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...

k@ from Paris, France

Such an excellent face to face with the back of him rich with a third presence too ! Full of fun & great framing, the way he stares at you, his sleeves up despire the snow ;) and the second character (a man with long hair ?) placed so perfectly as well as the words above. You are a great director or The Ordinary Movies Prod., Hugo !

2 Oct 2012 5:21am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Ah ah ah, So excellent, thanks to his expression underlined by the text !One of these hazards which make your day !

2 Oct 2012 6:19am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Perfect solitude with his headphones.

2 Oct 2012 7:25am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Ah ! ah ! excellent, Hugo ! his attitude, his expression and especially with the winter landscape behind him and the silhouette in the distance ! a great capture ! Have a nice day !

2 Oct 2012 7:41am

Rob.A. from B., Switzerland

Very smart idea. Nice picture

2 Oct 2012 7:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a powerful image-moment this makes - the mind immediately starts telling a story that was never there. Superb 5***** photowork.

2 Oct 2012 8:12am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Interesting contrast and very good framing !

2 Oct 2012 8:41am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful what you can find at a bus stop Hugo.
He has the expression of a man who is lost and lonely, yet he's probably at peace with the world as he listens to his music. He has no attachment at all to the footsteps of the girl in the poster.
Great street candid.

2 Oct 2012 9:13am

larans from Lund, Sweden

It´s just perfect. So exactly well captured, the look of his face, just in the right moment.

2 Oct 2012 9:59am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Absolutely amazing! Interesting shot and good composition

2 Oct 2012 10:09am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Love it! Great shot Hugo!

2 Oct 2012 12:32pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


2 Oct 2012 1:03pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Hugo this is a superb image, it is perfect in every way.

2 Oct 2012 1:05pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... powerful visual impact which requires words to break the silence ... All my attention has been launched ... Solitude? perhaps see more clearly isolate the person looking for the best way he knows ... Modern life does not let us enjoy this solitude necessary ... The girl in the middle of the snow and maybe just looking in the middle of a "glacier". The two are apparently alone but both the pretended loneliness. Not bad when you want ...
Best regards, Adela

2 Oct 2012 1:22pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Amazing wink chance ...

2 Oct 2012 1:48pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The real scene is as suited for the slogan as the billboard. Superb grabbing of this situation. By the way, the image in the link as as good as that. Great work!

2 Oct 2012 1:55pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Rather undressed for such a rigorous expedition ; ] best…jf

2 Oct 2012 2:03pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love what you do with a lens Hugo!

2 Oct 2012 2:18pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

So original & great framing !

2 Oct 2012 3:39pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! I like very much his expression in front of this poster of snowy mountain!:)) Superb B/W!

2 Oct 2012 4:27pm

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

This image could represent so very many different experiences. Immediately a viewer begins to project his or her own. Beautifully seen and rendered, Hugo.

2 Oct 2012 4:28pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

very good compo and nice b&w.

2 Oct 2012 4:35pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

A very good picture ! I like it very much .

2 Oct 2012 5:46pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique instantané !

2 Oct 2012 8:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

this is fabulous. great background

2 Oct 2012 10:35pm

Z from Shanghai, China

oh this is really a masterpiece of street shot!

2 Oct 2012 10:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He needs warmer clothing for that snowy environment he's walking out of. A completely great shot.

3 Oct 2012 2:49am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Simply phenomenal...vintage Hugo Poon picture my friend:)

4 Oct 2012 1:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic composition and great control of light!

4 Oct 2012 5:37am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Brilliantly seen and great shot!

5 Oct 2012 12:52pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany


5 Oct 2012 9:51pm

mohi from TEHRAN, Iran


5 Oct 2012 10:12pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

An attitude that is exactly in the tone, great catch !

6 Oct 2012 7:06am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

A brilliant study, perfectly positioned and rendered. Personally, I like the solitude and beauty of mountains. There must be something in my ancestry, because I have been a city breed and raised fellow. But I love the wilderness feeling of mountainscapes :^)

7 Oct 2012 4:07pm

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

I like so much this kind of picture, I did a lot but this one is really great.

10 Oct 2012 4:11am

This image has been featured in 3 Remix collections.

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Portrait by Patrick M.

1/70 second
ISO 400
53 mm (35mm equiv.)