5 June 2014

Darkroom rental in Hong Kong

Just in case anybody is  looking for a darkroom. I found a place in Central called Image Playground. They have a nice and big darkroom with a few enlargers. They charge 200HKD for 4 hours, but I think you need to bring your own chemicals.
They also sell some film, gear etc

From their website:

IMAGE PLAYGROUND
3/f, 11 Queen Victoria Street, Central District, Hong Kong.
Phone 2206 4738
Email info@i-m-ageplayground.com
Website www.i-m-ageplayground.com

i-m-ageplayground was founded in 2009 in Hong Kong, We are passionate in photographic and film products.Our shop determines our mission to introduce cameras, lenses, studio and darkroom!

Cameras & Lenses Shop, Darkroom Rental & Studio Rental

-Sells Cameras, Lenses and accessories....
Brands: Leica, Hasselblad, Rolleiflex & Polaroid, Lomography, Holga

-Darkroom Rental
$200/4hrs (Office Hour)
$450/4hrs (Mon~Fri: 20:00~04:00)
$500/4hrs (Sat: 19:00~03:00)
$600/6hrs (Sun: 12:00~18:00)

-Film developing
$55/roll (B&W film)

-Studio Rental (Portrait, Pre-wedding & Product)
$150/1hr (Cameraman not included)

-Studio Shooting
$1099/2hrs (include 30photos, CD, A3+photo with frame)


Image Playground on FB

If you know of any other darkroom rental in Hong Kong, let us know in the comments.  

14 April 2014

Fog on Lamma

It was really foggy in the morning two days ago. I grabbed the kid and my camera and went out for a walk.
lamma farm
lamma waterfront
old lama pier
foggy morning on lamma
surfing on lamma

7 April 2014

Sai Wan Swimming Shed

Sai Wan Swimming ShedStaunton Street ConstructionMarket Stall Peel Street Hong Kong '

Sorry for the randomness. I have no time for anything else at the moment.Gaah!

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.

27 January 2014

Random II

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Developing Film in Hong Kong

Here is a little list of photo labs in Hong Kong. Feel free to add your opinion and suggestions

HONG KONG ISLAND

Miramar Photo Supplies
18 Stanley Street 1/F
Central, Hong Kong
This is where I go to. They usually take a day and charge 20HKD for developing color film and another 20 for scanning.

Photo Scientific
Ground Floor, 6 Stanley St
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2525 0550

http://www.photoscientific.com

East Asia Professional
G/F, 29 Swatow St., Wanchai,
Hong Kong
Tel : +852 25751745

http://www.eastasiapro.com/
They take a little longer but they are very thorough. Slightly more expensive, too.

ColorSix
1/F, 51 Wellington Street,
Central
Hong Kong
Tel : 2526 0123 
Many people recommend them. I find them really overpriced and rude.
 

KOWLOON

Dotwell Photo
44 Carnarvon Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,Kowloon,
Hong Kong
Phone: +852 23683826
http://www.dotwellphoto.com

Sunrise Professional Photofinishing
333/B2 Lai Chi Kwok Road,
Kowloon,
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 23862048
http://www.sunrisephotohk.com

Outputprolab
1/F, 612 Reclamation Street,
Mongkok, Kowloon
Hong Kong 
Tel: +852 23804077
http://www.outputprolab.com/

Color in August
Shop C G/F No. 322, Shanghai Street,
Yaumatei, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
Phone: +852 27811802
http://www.cia8.com

4 November 2013

Urban Renewal Authority destroys Graham Street Market


Improving the quality of life for the less fortunate people makes a dire need of urban renewal and is the top priority of the URA
This is what it say on the Urban Renewal Athorities Website. HAHA! Read this HK Magazine article please! What they do in reality is a little different. They destroy old neighbourhoods instead of restoring them. They make sure Hong Kong has more luxury high rises, car parks, hotels and less heritage buildings with character, unique markets and shops. They need constant public pressure to do the right thing, because the are not Non-Profit. They want to make money. Now the Urban renewal Athority is evicting current market stall owners and shop owners without providing them any alternative in the area. Please write them an email and let's try to stop this insanity! inquiry@mail1.ura.org.hk


Graham Street Market in Hong Kong
Here is what I wrote about Graham Street Market in 2011:
The pictures are of Graham Street Market in Central. Graham Street Market is one of the oldest outdoor markets in Hong Kong. It's been around for 160 years. Even before Hong Kong became a British colony there was a bazaar on this site, selling provisions to the ships arriving in Hong Kong. Unfortunately the Urban Renewal Authority is planning to redevelop Graham Street and Peel Street. When they say redevelop they actually mean tearing down the old buildings and building higher, more profitable high-rises instead. This will affect 37 building and 78 shops. It will start 2015 and be completed in 2021.

9 October 2013

Hiking on Lamma


my lovely dog kuma
hiking on lamma island
hiking on lamma island
indian food in Tsim Sha Tsui

Some self-developed pictures taken with a simple Canon point and shoot camera. Dust everywhere! 







4 October 2013

Old Photographs of Hong Kong

While browsing flickr I stumbled across this amazing set of old photos of Hong Kong, mostly taken in the late 60s and early 70s and qite an extensive collection of Wan Chai bar cards.
Windsor bar,WanchaiRainbow BarBoston Bar

Here are some of Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau.

Slides_02_038 Old Hong Kong  - Aberdeen in 1969Old Hong Kong  - Aberdeen in 1969Old Hong Kong- Aberdeen in 1969