Showing posts with label Analogue Photography in Hong Kong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Analogue Photography in Hong Kong. Show all posts

17 February 2014

Analogue Photography in Hong Kong V : David Davidoff

Lei Yue Mun, Hong Kong
Yau Ma Tei Photography

There are a lot of great street photography shots on David Davidoffs flickr stream, but I especially like his photos of rural parts of Hong Kong like Lei Yue Mun. Check out his flickr stream here.

 
When and why did you start taking analogue photos?
Oh, let me think about it...it should be about few years ago(about 6-7 years)...I always like analogue stuff(e.g. Vacuum Tubes, LPs...), it seems nearly close to life and humanity.
Originally, I know nothing about photography. Firstly, I start to collecting vintage cameras, I am so curious what image will be come out if taken by these vintage cameras...then, I start to tacking my first roll...second, third...till now.
I observed that life gone too soon, something disappears and missing soon...I just want to record them and freeze the moments of life...


How many cameras do you have and which one is your favorite?
Ummm, I haven't count it clearly, but I guess it's about 200-300 or more...and which one is my favorite?? hahaha...which I held it on my hand...even if, I always bring my Leica M3 in my bag, this is a sharp weapon of street photography.

26 September 2013

Analogue Photography in Hong Kong IV : Ng Ka Lok Edward

Hong Kong Public Estate: Yue Wan Estate 漁灣邨 Playground on analog Film by Edward Ng


Ng Ka Lok Edward takes stunning photos of Hong Kong street scenes, mainly in black and white and medium format. Check out Edwards flickr stream HERE or contact him directly by email

When and why did you start taking analog photos? 
Started taking analog photos before digital camera come. Stopped on last 15 years. Restarted on 2013. 

How many cameras do you have and which one is your favorite? 
I have 3 on hand. My favour is.........Voigtlander Bessa III 

Where do you buy gear or film in HK and where do you develop your film? 
I buy and develop the film in Wan Chai, Colorluxe Express. 

Do you think analogue photography is becoming more popular in Hong Kong?
I do hope it will, it doesn't matter to me. I will move forward with my analog camera.



Hong Kong Street Photo , Dim Sum Baskets(Film: 120) by Edward Ng Hong Kong Street Photography on on analog Film by Edward Ng (Film: 120)

4 June 2013

Analogue Photography in Hong Kong III - Matthew Dallow

Holga - Causeway Bay
Wan Chai - Hong Kong
Kowloon Dairy Man in Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market

When and why did you start taking analogue photos? 

I actually learnt photography on a film camera but my camera bag was stolen when I was travelling and by the time I had enough money to buy a new camera I reasoned that a digital camera would suit me better as the World appeared to be going down that road.
After a few years using my digital SLR I felt my photography and plateaued, kind of hit a wall. Basically my enthusiasm had dipped and wanted to try something new. 
I looked back through my old photographs from my travels and loved what I saw. I realised that my photography had maybe even regressed since I started using a digital camera and put simply I just prefer the look of film. I decided one day that I wanted to use film again. I wanted to push myself photographically.
I decided I wanted a fully manual camera as I'd never used one before so I settled on a Nikon FM2. Probably my most used 35mm camera. 


How many cameras do you have and which one is your favorite? 


I think I own around forty cameras. I've been acquiring them for roughly the last 2 to 3 years. They include SLRs, a TLR, a couple of rangefinders a few toy cameras and a bunch of compacts. They all work, all get used and none of them has cost as much as my digital SLR did.
My favourite 35mm is probably my Nikon FM2. It's simple, manual, mechanical and reliable. 
I've recently bought a Mamiya RB67 which I'm really enjoying. Although quite big and heavy it's extremely versatile as it has interchangeable and revolving backs. Very handy. I have to give a nod to my Mamiya C220 as well, a medium format SLR which I love.


 Where do you buy gear or film in HK and where do you develop your film? 


I shop around for my gear and film. I've found 1 or 2 places in Tsim Sha Tsui for gear and I get my film developed at Dotwell Photographic ,also in TST, until I can afford a flat big enough to do my own!

For film I mostly use Chung Pui Photo in Stanley Street in Central. I've found their prices to be the best in Hong Kong for most film. I use a few others for various things including Dotwell, Mirama Photo Supplies, also in Stanley Street and Wing Shing Photo Supplies in Mong Kong. I get my Fuji pack film from Polab in Wan Chai.

matthewdallow.co.uk/

20 March 2013

Analogue Photography in Hong Kong II - Shima Eleven


Check out the stunning analogue portraits by Shima Eleven. Some of them taken with an unusual Ebony 45SU . I especially like his series Folks and their Camera

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taken with a Pentax 67II, Xenotar 6" 2.8, Kodak 400VC

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When and why did you start taking analogue photos?
I finished my first Degree in Journalism but I never been a Photo reporter before. Because a long time ago I started taking analogue portraits

How many cameras do you have and which one is your favorite?
Hahahaha... It's hard to tell you the exact numbers, because I never count. I use a half frame camera, Lomo, 135, Medium Format , Large Format and Polaroid too. I use Ebony 45SU (4x5 Large Format) and Philips & son 8x10 Explorer (8x10 Large Format) for recently.

Where do you buy gear or film in HK and where do you develop your film?
I like B&W Photography and develop it by myself. Most of my gear is from second hand shop in Hong Kong, eBay and some Camera Collectors.


Here are some of his photos on flickr

20 February 2013

Analogue Photography in Hong Kong: ALEX S.F.C.


This is the first part of a series on analogue photographers in Hong Kong

ALEX S.F.C (Alex Chen) takes stunning film photographs in Hong Kong. I especially like his night time shots.

Check out his flickr stream.

When and why did you start taking analogue photos?
I started taking film since 2004 as I was amazed by film's texture. The first film camera I used was Lomo LCA, followed by Contax T3 which is a point-and-shoot camera, but it surpasses the quality of many DSLR.

How many cameras do you have and which one is your favorite?
I have 7 film cameras and 1 DC. Leica MP is my all time favourite, I love its classic outlook, sturdy metallic body, high reliability, silent shutter and function-able even without battery.

Where do you buy gear or film in HK and where do you develop your film?
Most of my cameras were bought from the Internet. I have my films developed in Colorluxe Express in Wan Chai.


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