"W.E."

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 12 July 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Bus stop, Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

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...

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A famous 80's poppy French singer got a bog success with a song called "Week End à Rome".
Not the same destination here but the aim seems roughly the same: a romantic trip in a romantic destination, far away from the stress of the actual city.
I love the folded construction of the images.

12 Jul 2013 6:57am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great capture HUgo, you make our prospective passenger look like an absolute geek, a monk who has turned his back on all forms of carnal knowledge.
Genial :-)

12 Jul 2013 7:59am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

He wonders: at what time will pass the "transport" of love...

12 Jul 2013 8:04am

Olivier P from toulouse, France

" Kiss for everybody "...I hope for him !!!! Great catch ! Well done !

12 Jul 2013 8:29am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Le WE va être chaud :) Splendide scène de rue, superbe cadrage. Bonne journée.

12 Jul 2013 9:05am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Passing by the passion in the posters, and the fun of music and performance that reach out of the frame, this man's thoughts seem far more distant and serious. Good capture my friend!

12 Jul 2013 9:10am

jean pierre from paris, France

splendide composition d'image et superbe scène de rue!! amitiés

12 Jul 2013 10:23am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

He already looked and now he wants his ride, his sweetie is waiting:)

12 Jul 2013 11:05am

k@ from Paris, France

Not a single for long, too many couples inspire around ;))

12 Jul 2013 11:32am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

He has more serious things on his mind. Fantastic image!

12 Jul 2013 6:01pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Really nice capture, Hugo!

12 Jul 2013 7:11pm

Damien from Plérin, France

The real life and the cinematographic one. But where are they? In the mind of anyone. Complex and strong.

12 Jul 2013 9:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very fine capture

12 Jul 2013 10:59pm

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

Staring at his own solitude while the bus passes him by. Interesting.
I like the fight between horizontals and verticals, especially with thos colors g=fighting each other out too.

So Saltimbanco is in Hong Kong these days.

13 Jul 2013 12:44am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Awesome alluring visual!! Chapeau for your fantastic skill in capturing these fabulous but vanishing moments.

13 Jul 2013 12:50am

shooter from United Kingdom

Superb spot Hugo

13 Jul 2013 7:04am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene! A romantic weekend, or alone! But you Hugo, I wish you a very good weekend!:)

13 Jul 2013 7:35am

L'angevine from Angers, France

ce jeune homme n'a plus qu'à y rencontrer aussi une charmante femme afin d'échanger les baisers

13 Jul 2013 7:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You are so expert at spotting these chance moments . . the poor guy has the look of wondering where it all went wrong. Too late to throw himself under the bus . . but there'll be another one along in three minutes.

13 Jul 2013 10:03am

Gaston from Beaufort, France

Excellent capture !
All these bright colours and profusion of "happy" scenes don't seem to really do it for this "real" guy right in the middle of it. I hope he'll have a nice week-end ;-)

13 Jul 2013 10:10am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very cool capture of this scene full of great detail.

13 Jul 2013 11:04pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

I see what looks like cirque du soleil, a bollywood movie and a westernized movie...superb image Hugo! As usual it's very very well seen!

13 Jul 2013 11:51pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Great capture!

14 Jul 2013 10:07am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

magnificent shot

14 Jul 2013 2:30pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice memories of being in Hong Kong in 2001. (The bus stop, not the posters.) ;-)

15 Jul 2013 3:38am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Waiting too long at this bus stop could make you feel lonely! Great Hugo stunning focus!

15 Jul 2013 4:42pm

FUJIFILM X-Pro1
1/105 second
F/1.8
ISO 800
53 mm (35mm equiv.)

x-pro1
solitude
bus

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