Posts Tagged ‘hongkong’

Abstract Photographs of Hong Kong’s Neon Signs

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At first glance, photographer Rainer Torrado‘s “Eye Carry the Night” may look to you like a strange grid of lines and colors. They’re actually photos of neon signs.

Instead of photographing the design on the face of the signs, Torrado took his camera directly beneath each one, capturing what the displays look like from an angle that most people ignore.
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Filipino Domestic Worker Earns Prestigious Magnum Fellowship for Her Photography

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For the past 10 years, 27-year-old Xyza Cruz Bacani has been working as a domestic worker for a wealthy Chinese family in Hong Kong. On her days off, she brings her camera onto her city’s sidewalks and captures impressive street photos.

Yesterday, Bacani’s life took a dramatic turn: she was announced as a recipient of the 2015 Human Rights Fellowship by the Magnum Foundation, a prestigious scholarship that will give her the opportunity to study in an intensive, six-week-long program at New York University in NYC.
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Cheap Camera Challenge: Lara Jade Shoots Fashion with a 0.3MP Camera Toy for Kids

DigitalRev TV is back with another episode of the Cheap Camera Challenge. This time, renowned fashioned photographer Lara Jade is tasked with shooting haute couture fashion photographs on the streets of Hong Kong using a 0.3-megapixel Anpanman camera packed with “awful features”.
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Video: Cameraman Accused of ‘Repeatedly Hitting’ Police with His Camera Did No Such Thing

While covering the “re-occupation” protest in Mong Kok on Thursday night, an Apple Daily cameraman was arrested by police after he allegedly assaulted a police officer with his camera and then resisted arrest.

There’s just one problem with this story, told to the press by police: it’s not true. The video above captured by a South China Morning Post reporter paints a very different picture. Read more…

Colorized Photos of Hong Kong Seek to Reintroduce You to the City’s Rich History

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Typically, colorizers focus on famous images. Photos like the V-J Day kiss photo from Times Square, or historic portraits. Honk Kong resident and Photoshopper Victor Liu’s focus is more specific. His new project is all about Hong Kong, and he’s hoping that his colorized images will encourage others to rediscover the city’s past. Read more…

Fan Ho’s Fantastic Black-and-White Street Photographs of 1950s Hong Kong

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Photographer Ho Fan has been shooting black and white street photography since the 1950s. At the time, he was living in the poor, rundown Central neighborhood of Hong Kong. The streets, filled with food and trinket vendors, captured the recent Shanghai transplant’s attention. It was with this fascination that Fan took his camera to the streets, documenting the intriguing life around him. Read more…

‘Selfie Stick’ Takes Rooftopping Self-Portraits to the Next Level of Crazy

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Now there’s a selfie you don’t see every day. Rooftopping photographers Andrew Tso and Daniel Lau recently climbed to the very top of The Center, the fifth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong. While at the top, Lau pulled out his “selfie stick” (AKA a retractable handheld monopod) and captured the crazy shot above.
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Hong Kong Marathon Starts an Anti-Selfie Campaign in Preparation for Next Year

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After a runner taking a selfie caused a “pile-up” at this year’s Hong Kong Marathon in February, the marathon’s organizers aren’t taking any chances. Starting early so as to get the word out, the marathon is banning selfies and urging runners to leave the smartphones on the sidelines. Read more…

Hong Kong’s Fake Skyline Banners Allow Tourists to Get Good Shots on Hazy Days

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Hong Kong’s tourism industry brings in about $37 billion in revenue for the city each year, and many of the tourists who contribute want to get a picture with the beautiful Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbor in the background while they’re there.

But what are they supposed to do if their only chance to get that shot is on a hazy/smoggy day in Hong Kong? The government has the answer: giant fake skyline banners. Read more…

Explore Hong Kong’s ‘Vertical Horizon’ in These Reverse-Vertigo Inducing Photos

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We’ve seen some pretty crazy, vertigo-inducing rooftopping and skyscraper photography in the past, but French photographer and graphic artist Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze‘s “Vertical Horizon” photo series takes the opposite approach to yield a similar awe-inspiring effect. Read more…