Hong Kong’s 70s and 80s Nostalgic in Keith Macgregor’s Photographs

Hong Kong’s 70s and 80s Nostalgic in Keith Macgregor's Photographs

The images of Keith Macgregor are a nostalgic journey between Hong Kong in the ’70s and’ 80s, when the city contained a hybrid between British colonial culture and the chaotic metropolis it would become. The shots of the man, heir to John Macgregor, one of the first Scottish pioneers to venture to Shanghai in 1858, where he was able to found a successful commercial activity for wine and spirits called Caldbeck Macgregor Limited, is each the fragment of an evocative and unrepeatable era. Continue reading »

Beautiful Retro Photos Show Unique Women’s Fashion Styles in Hong Kong During the 1990s

Beautiful Retro Photos Show Unique Women’s Fashion Styles in Hong Kong During the 1990s

Hong Kong may not be as famous as Paris, but it has had its unique fashion styles. Hong Kong is an international city that has been influenced by both western and Chinese culture at the same time for decades. The mixed cultural influences, among many other factors, make Hong Kong a city of diverse fashion, especially in the 1990s. Continue reading »

Actor Edmond Kok Crafts Masks Inspired by COVID-19 Pandemic & Hong Kong’s Political Problems

Actor Edmond Kok Crafts Masks Inspired by COVID-19 Pandemic & Hong Kong’s Political Problems
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In one of Edmond Kok’s creations, a 3D visualization of a spiky coronavirus burst out of a face mask. Another mask uses a plastic takeout container to remind people of the environmental cost of food deliveries. Continue reading »

Hong Kong’s Human Battery Hens: Claustrophobic Images Show How Slum Families Squeeze Their Lives Into The Tiniest Apartments

A family of four tries to get on with everyday life despite living in a room where there is barely space to move in the urban slums of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s Human Battery Hens: Claustrophobic Images Show How Slum Families Squeeze Their Lives Into The Tiniest Apartments

They are barely bigger than a toilet cubicle. Yet these depressingly cramped spaces serve as a kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom, pantry and everything in between for their cooped-up inhabitants. Continue reading »

Hong Kong At Night In The 1960s Through Amazing Color Photos

Hong Kong At Night In The 1960s Through Amazing Color Photos

1960s in Hong Kong continued with the development and expansion of manufacturing that began in the previous decade. The economic progress made in the period would categorise Hong Kong as one of Four Asian Tigers along with Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Continue reading »

Photographer Shows The Atmosphere Of Utopian Hong Kong Of The 80s, Its Landscapes And Surreal Architectural Forms, Frozen In Timelessness Ander The Diffused Sunlight

Photographer Shows The Atmosphere Of Utopian Hong Kong Of The 80s, Its Landscapes And Surreal Architectural Forms, Frozen In Timelessness Ander The Diffused Sunlight

Alexey Kozhenkov tries to capture the era of change which saw an incomprehensible amount of development as it relates to the business world. Continue reading »

Mini Stonehenges: Hong Kong Protesters Take On Police, One Brick At A Time

Mini Stonehenges: Hong Kong Protesters Take On Police, One Brick At A Time
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Hong Kong protesters have alighted on a new way to counter the police, as the five-month old anti-government resistance grinds on and their tactics evolve further. Continue reading »

Sublime Street Photographs Of Hong Kong In The 1950s And 1960s

Sublime Street Photographs Of Hong Kong In The 1950s And 1960s

Hong Kong is all about the food. The smell of delicious stuff, some of it unidentifiable only to Bellamists and delving biology professors and coroners, hangs in air so soupy and thick it seems to be keeping the new skyscrapers upright. I’m wrong, of course. Hong Kong is all about human life, which is everywhere, packed tightly and possessed of an atavistic self-containment – the closest thing modern humanity has to Babel, Jericho or maybe Sodom. Continue reading »

“Hong Kong On Fire”: Local Photographer Captured Stunning Images Of The Days In Fight For Civil Rights

"Hong Kong On Fire": Local Photographer Captured Stunning Images Of The Days In Fight For Civil Rights

The 2019 Hong Kong protests are an ongoing series of demonstrations in Hong Kong and solidarity protests in other cities abroad which began with the aim of withdrawing an extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government. If enacted, the bill would allow local authorities to detain and extradite people who are wanted in territories that Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements with, including mainland China and Taiwan. Concerns were raised that the bill would place Hong Kong citizens and visitors under mainland Chinese jurisdiction, undermining the autonomy of the region and people’s rights and freedom. Continue reading »

“Hong Kong Hallucinations”: Fantastic Urban Photography By Johannes Heuckeroth

"Hong Kong Hallucinations": Fantastic Urban Photography By Johannes Heuckeroth

Stunning nightscapes by Johannes Heuckeroth, a talented photographer, and designer currently based in Fürth, Germany. Johannes focuses mainly on cityscapes, architecture, urban, and landscape photography. Heuckeroth recently visited Hong Kong to capture stunning nightscapes, architectures, and urban landscapes. Continue reading »

Cyberpunk Street Photos In Hong Kong By Andy Knives

Cyberpunk Street Photos In Hong Kong By Andy Knives

Fantastic street shots by Andy Knives, a talented photographer, and digital artist based in Hong Kong. Andy focuses mainly on urban and street photography. He shoots stunning urban landscapes with amazing lighting, tones, and colors. Continue reading »

“Return To Magenta”: Photographer Xavier Portela Captures Asia In A Neon Pink Glow

"Return To Magenta": Photographer Xavier Portela Captures Asia In A Neon Pink Glow

Brussels-based photographer Xavier Portela (previously) manipulates the colors in his photographs to create fantastic images that capture the emotions and “electric feeling” he experienced while visiting some of the world’s most iconic cities. Continue reading »

“My Surreal Hong Kong”: Superb Photo Manipulations With A Twist By Tommy Fung

"My Surreal Hong Kong": Superb Photo Manipulations With A Twist By Tommy Fung

Hong Kong through Tommy Fung‘s eyes is much more fun and exciting than to the typical observer. He masterfully plays with buildings, people, transport and nature in a surrealistic way that reimagines the Asian city as a creation of his imagination. Continue reading »

Cinematic Cityscapes And Rooftop Photography By The Daredevil Photographer Stella Yan

Cinematic Cityscapes And Rooftop Photography By The Daredevil Photographer Stella Yan

Creative architecture shots by Stella Yan, a talented self-taught photographer, urban explorer, and Instagrammer based in Shanghai, China. Stella focuses on urban, architecture, rooftop, and street photography. She uses Sony a9 camera. Continue reading »

Futuristic Photographs Of The Block Tower In Hong Kong By Toby Harriman

Futuristic Photographs Of The Block Tower In Hong Kong By Toby Harriman

«For years I have seen amazing pictures and series of these public housing and aparments tower blocks being built and I knew I wanted to see and document for myself», says Toby Harriman. The American photographer went to Hong Kong for four days, during a trip to Asia, and decided to make this uniques series and video called «The Block Tower». Continue reading »

The Cocooned High-Rises Of Hong Kong

The Cocooned High-Rises Of Hong Kong
Cherry Street Cocoon, Hong Kong. Photograph: Peter Steinhauer

A 20+ year collection of photographs documenting Hong Kong’s hauntingly beautiful construction sites encaged (cocooned!) in bamboo scaffolding, draped in brightly hued material.

Since 1993, Peter Steinhauer has documented the many facets of Asian culture, with a keen eye for architecture, urban landscape and man-made structures and environments. On his first visit to Hong Kong in 1994, arriving at the old Kai Tak International Airport, Steinhauer noticed a very large structure encaged in bamboo and swathed in yellow material–standing out beneath a canopy of clouds, glowing against the monochromatic, urban skyline. Hong Kong is the final stronghold of the bamboo scaffolders who once practiced their trade at construction sites throughout Asia. Continue reading »

Marcel Heijnen’s Heartwarming Photographs Of Hong Kong’s “Garage Dogs”

Marcel Heijnen's Heartwarming Photographs Of Hong Kong's "Garage Dogs"

He first brought us the Hong Kong Shop Cats and then the Hong Kong Market Cats, both available as books. Now Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen is back with Hong Kong Garage Dogs.

Moving away from our feline friends for this particular series and book, Marcel explores another quirky aspect of Hong Kong’s culture. The dogs’ gruffer yang to his cats’ fluffier yin reveals an unapologetically masculine world of car parts, engine grease and tough love. Continue reading »