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"fortune... enquiry"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 20 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

100 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/1.8 ISO 500 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...

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I guess it does no harm to ask . . .

20 Nov 2012 6:45am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The signs in the city may use strong symbols of easy life, real life is obviously not fitting to these messages.

20 Nov 2012 7:01am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

What would he do with a fortune if he had one, and who's to say he doesn't?

20 Nov 2012 7:49am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

What a great attitude ...

20 Nov 2012 8:16am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

It seems there is no subscriber for the requested number

20 Nov 2012 8:43am

k@ from Paris, France

The way he holds his hands, fists clenched, tells so much of the inner feel your title enhances the best way, inviting us to imagine the story. The real fortune seems behind him : a real couple.
Love what you say so perfectly with your frames, my friend ! Have a superb week*

20 Nov 2012 8:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The escalator may take you up - but perhaps not far enough to find that elusive fortune! Well seen and superb capture, Hugo.

20 Nov 2012 9:18am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

He seems to wonder how to manage to make a fortune ! great scene and framing, Hugo !

20 Nov 2012 10:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Will his enquiry be answered with a small folded piece of paper - a la fortune cookie?

20 Nov 2012 10:24am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

It comes and goes (like the escalator). Great catch Hugo!

20 Nov 2012 1:30pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

This gentleman seems to have a plan! we say in French: beaucoup d'appelés, peu d'élus... (many are called, few are chosen...)

20 Nov 2012 2:49pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Given the accurate representation ; ] best…jf

20 Nov 2012 3:07pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

A beautiful reflection on the subject! great

20 Nov 2012 5:24pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

What a wonderful shot full of "story." And such beautiful light.
I'd say he's reflecting there, he looks tense, perhaps waiting for something or someone, and has no idea what the sign says....... ;-)

20 Nov 2012 5:47pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene and framing!

20 Nov 2012 7:17pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

He's in an other world ! Great capture Hugo !

20 Nov 2012 9:45pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Interesting framing and very good semantic contrast.

20 Nov 2012 9:47pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Please, tell me when I will be rich... :0

20 Nov 2012 10:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He's deep in thought about something. An excellent story in this frame, as always.

21 Nov 2012 12:41am

Arr Day from Montréal, Canada

Meticulously framed.
A lot of people seem to overlook that point, but I find it crucial. Either you choose something well balanced, or something challenging. You can even try a few options and ponder them out before making your choice. But often, it will be as a second nature, you will not even ask yourself the question.
So, in here, the framing impresses me much. Then the subject, the lighting, and the sense of humour - which can't be disregarded !

21 Nov 2012 2:57am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is exceptional portrait! The sharp details of his face are excellent.

21 Nov 2012 9:29am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

a well observed scene, good portrait in situation.

21 Nov 2012 12:03pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The composition has been achieved in such a way that it creates a most intense effect. Framed and crop to perfection and in the right moment! Fantastic work.

21 Nov 2012 3:22pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

I find the man's expression very interesting. Beautiful scene indeed!

21 Nov 2012 8:33pm

Ruthiebear from Tituhsville, NJ, United States

AN interesting capture. I like the pose of the man with his hands clenched.

21 Nov 2012 8:57pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Funny one !

24 Nov 2012 2:41pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Ahhh...the ups & downs in the lives of us all...Fortune smiles on a few fortunate ones but how we all wish we'll be next!! A fantastic capture from your most perceptive eye dear Hugo!

24 Nov 2012 2:48pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Great shot..and a superb title!

24 Nov 2012 6:32pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbe instantané !

24 Nov 2012 10:27pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Fantastic image Hugo... I can not resist enquiring into this man's recent fortunes, or lack of fortunes, given his moment of seemingly sad introspection. The image processing is just gorgeous too!

29 Nov 2012 11:29am

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1/52 second
ISO 500
53 mm (35mm equiv.)