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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 21 January 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

That entire side of the street he's gazing at was included in a massive 'urban renewal' project, half of the old "tong laus" have already been demolished, and the rest should be gone in the next 15 months...

Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-M1 1/40 second F/2.8 ISO 400 41 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

You capture deep reality in these night shots - what we barely see we feel all the more more strongly.

21 Jan 2014 6:05am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent street scene, superb framing and night atmosphere! Have a nice week Hugo!

21 Jan 2014 10:17am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Beautifully done - the lighting, the atmosphere, it's just perfect.

21 Jan 2014 11:34am

alex centrella from California, United States

great capture . .

21 Jan 2014 2:55pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Great street scene conveying feelings of time going by slowly, irrevocably.

21 Jan 2014 3:07pm

David from Avranches, France

Excellent shot Hugo, is this the same place you shot "Joyce in not here". Anway fantastic work once again.

21 Jan 2014 3:08pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent documentary of street life, your lens always seem to capture the heart and soul of your subjects.

21 Jan 2014 3:52pm

Veronique from Tarbes, France there will be no more so typical pictures...Sad.

21 Jan 2014 4:00pm

Veronique from Tarbes, France there will be no more so typical pictures...Sad.

21 Jan 2014 4:02pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A pleasure to get back to this marvelous Hong Kong nights ambiance.

21 Jan 2014 4:03pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Superbe scène de rue.

21 Jan 2014 5:06pm

amir baba from tehran, Iran

very good shot

21 Jan 2014 6:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm sad to hear of the destruction of the character of Gage Street. The new can't be nearly as interesting as the old. Thank you for preserving theses classic images, Hugo.

21 Jan 2014 6:46pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great night mood ; light & colors !

21 Jan 2014 9:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful image. The man on the bench has a wistful look, like he is thinking about the past. The person down the street also seems to have the same look. Beautifully composed with the two people and the light coming from the store. Has a sad feeling.

21 Jan 2014 10:49pm

Bob from Rancho Santa Fe, United States

Great lighting, composition, and exposure.............well done.

22 Jan 2014 3:40am

k@ from Paris, France

Green orange yellow, colors pop within your night, Hugo and those vivid colors will remain yours forever whatever the bulldozers do. Always such an emotion to know you document this way your beloved districts... I look at them each time the way we look to someone we know we meet for the last time but conscious we'll have the portrait of forever thanks to U... Courage for your week***

22 Jan 2014 7:01am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Absolutely splendid. Superb framing and exposure.

22 Jan 2014 7:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A street full of memories - marvellous image, Hugo.

22 Jan 2014 9:15am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide scène de rue, superbe lumière et excellent placement du personnage.

22 Jan 2014 9:26am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

He will have a wonderful detailed memory of how it used to be, I love this old feel and it is captured by your lens forever Hugo.

22 Jan 2014 11:00am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

You're still the master for night shot !!!Love this catch ! well done !

25 Jan 2014 11:14am

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

This is a great picture. I really love the two presences, each side of the street, especially with this comsition. The night lights again with you are so terrific.

28 Jan 2014 12:41am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Gorgeous mood and contemplation here. I really like the dynamic too!

28 Jan 2014 3:31am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Good compo and night mood !

28 Jan 2014 10:59am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

As usual, a fine night shot with a good use of light.

8 Feb 2014 9:21am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

I have a new camera to play with Hugo, I hope you get to check out some of my pictures in the next few days as your photos inspired my choice.

8 Feb 2014 9:48pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I really like your entry in "The Place Where I Live" ... I hope the renewal project moves along as quickly as possible.

10 Mar 2014 1:58am

Uli Hamburg from Hamburg, Germany

Hi. Your Photoblog give me a great impression of China. Here in Hamburg we just know a little bit about Shanhai Business, bot nothing other china places. Great to get some impression via photoblogs, like yours.

Greetings from Hamburg Speicherstadt (near harbour). Uli

7 Aug 2017 3:31pm

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Hugo Poon by Ludovic Roudet

1/40 second
ISO 400
41 mm (35mm equiv.)