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Hong Kong/Kowloon - Stephen Riley

Hong Kong at Night

Another city that never sleeps…
Wandering city streets at night, if you can deal with the eccentricities of the light and get the shots you want, can be a very rewarding experience for a photographer, especially in a place like Hong Kong, where nothing escapes traces of human activity.

The place where the putatively/once communist Chinese mainland meets the capitalist West, it gives a sense of frenetic, restless energy; everyone trying to make it big or just scratch some kind of living from its cluttered, overcrowded streets.

Scuzz rubs shoulders with sophistication (and/or the mystifications that produce its semblances). Every surface is a place for communication; for an appeal to your imagination and pocket. As you would expect, you can buy everything from a disposable lighter to a Rolls Royce to sex.

Stephen Riley: Artist, Photographer, Writer - Manchester, England