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.

22 October 2013

Windows | Double Happiness | Omega

Pigeons Double Happiness

Three completely unrelated photos from this week.

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

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)

24 September 2013

Jamia Mosque in Soho

Mosque in Hong Kong Mosque\
Just off the Soho Escalator is a little piece of land time forgot. The Jamia Mosque was built 1915 and surrounding it are some really beautiful old buildings giving you a glimpse of what that are looked like 100 years ago. Hopefully the Urban Renewal Authority will never get involved in this.
Photos taken with a Nikon Fm3A and slide film.

Mosque in Hong Kong

19 September 2013


Southern Horizon

By the way Society6 has free international shipping until 22nd of September. Take a look at my prints there

6 August 2013

Osaka walk

Oaska Street SceneOsaka Street MusiciansOsaka AmericaMura Girls

 Osaka is a great city for strolling around and buying used vinyl. See my other posts here and here

20 June 2013


Kembs in Schleswig-Holstein Kembs Sakura Fleetfahrt - Speicherstadt Hamburg Kunsthandwerk

Some more photos from Northern Germany. Next up is HK - promise :)

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.


16 May 2013

Yuck 'n Yum

My photograph is in the latest spring edition of Yuck 'n Yum zine!
Check it out here

15 May 2013

Berlin II

Kantstrasse in Berlin taken with Olympus XA
Zoologiescher Garten in Berlin
Kanstrasse in Berlin
Pariser Platz in Berlin
Liegewiese im Tiergarten Berlin

I bought two cameras in Berlin, two Olympus XAs with flash. Nice little cameras!