5 days in Hong Kong, 6 shoots. 3 failed attempts at architecture photography and the start of a typhoon.
Also I decided to shoot some street photography along the way. Because Im a sucker for having my camera with me.
Hong Kong is a weird place and walking around Soho throws a cultural shift on the place that makes it feel like a city to itself. They have some amazing architecture there but so much of it seems to be marred by old ideologies. Some buildings have iconic outer facades and yet when you enter them, the outer feel does not translate into their interior fit-outs. The Jockey club was the best example of this for me. A building that feels like a luxury yacht built for teaching technology and design has a dark and stuffy interior with no flow to any of the spaces. All of the classrooms were standard box rooms, 2 florescent lights and a whiteboard at the front.
Now thats just plain weird.
I enjoyed the old rundown parts of the city with rusting pipes and weird meandering roads that lead to dead ends or a staircase up 15m of vertical wall the the next street more than the glamorous waterfront. People there seem standoffish at first but as soon as I struck up a conversation, they opened up like flowers.
But a city is a living thing. Always changing and growing with all the microcosm of local and touristing people flowing through it. It was a great place to visit again after so many years and be a little blood cell flowing around it for a week.