To Hong Kong
My homeboy used to work in Hong Kong for years. As a result, I’ve spent lots of weekends there, and this little city became mainly about booze and street photography to me.
It normally starts from Huang Gang Port (皇岗口岸) in Shenzhen, where I will hop on a bus and head towards my homeboy’s place in Fortrees Hill. He will prepare some weird craft beers for the warm-up, and old fashioned local restaurants come afterwards, then all kinds of alcohol shots after shots in Lan Kwai Fong.
But no matter how crazy we went during the night, a fantastic photo walk is usually guaranteed the next day. And I still remember the weekend about 10 years ago when I bought my first DSLR , a Canon 450D and a cheap 50/1.8 plastic lens, and passed my retired point-and-shoot Powershot A710 on to him (very reluctantly), we were so drunk and trying so hard to figure out some stupid bokeh settings.
Then this guy, a craft beer connoisseur, inevitably suffered from gout, which basically turned him into a juice man, no booze in Hong Kong anymore. And last year he got married , moved to the even smaller Singapore, no photo walk in Hong Kong anymore.
I sorted the films that I shot in Hong Kong these years, and the latest roll was from summertime 2017. Perhaps this will be the last one for me in the near future.
*Rollei 35 with Fuji Pro 400H
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