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'Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.' Henri Cartier Bresson

Maybe it's this quote that has impacted me most and given me the strongest drive since I took up photography a few years ago; it's such a regrettable thing when your most "familiar" places and people are suddenly gone and only by then you realize you don't even have a good picture to bring back the memories...
this is not my car
"this is not my car"
another long night...
another long night...
salt
"salt"
消失中的西營盤 the disappearing sai ying pun
"消失中的西營盤 the disappearing sai ying pun"
no person under 16 or in school uniform is allowed
"no person under 16 or in school uniform is allowed"
coming home...
"coming home..."
coming home
"coming home"
世界電器行 (world electric company)
"世界電器行" (world electric company)
世界電器行 (world electric company)
"世界電器行" (world electric company)
sheung wan by night
sheung wan by night
when night falls...
when night falls...
storm is coming
"storm is coming"
tram lane
"tram lane"
yesterday
"yesterday"
king george v...
"king george v..."
yellow stripes
"yellow stripes"
king george v...
"king george v..."
have a seat
"have a seat"
smoking is prohibited
"smoking is prohibited"
smoke break
"smoke break"
construction city
"construction city"
永遠不出來 (buried forever)
"永遠不出來 (buried forever)"
saxon
"saxon"
family
"family"
痔瘺
"痔瘺"
remembrance
remembrance
since 1962
"since 1962"
since 1962
"since 1962"
quiet night quiet life...
quiet night quiet life...
quiet night quiet life...
quiet night quiet life...
another long night...
another long night...
quiet night...
quiet night...
the old wall
"the old wall"
quiet night...
quiet night...
quiet night quiet light...
quiet night quiet light...
another long day...
another long day...
104-6 johnston road
104-6 johnston road
104-6 johnston road
104-6 johnston road
centre street
centre street
czarina is gone!
"czarina is gone!"
another long night...
another long night...
midnight life
"midnight life"
50% off (a local thai restaurant)
"50% off" (a local thai restaurant)
no dumping
"no dumping"
i'm busy
"i'm busy"
vision first
"vision first"
a disappearing neighbourhood
"a disappearing neighbourhood"
a disappearing neighbourhood
"a disappearing neighbourhood"
a disappearing neighbourhood
"a disappearing neighbourhood"
a disappearing neighbourhood
"a disappearing neighbourhood"
second street public bathhouse
second street public bathhouse
a disappearing neighbourhood
"a disappearing neighbourhood"
goose or shoes
"goose or shoes"
a disappearing neighbourhood
"a disappearing neighbourhood"
趙醒楠跌打 (chiu sing nam orthopedic)
"趙醒楠跌打" (chiu sing nam orthopedic)
a disappearing neighbourhood
"a disappearing neighbourhood"
a disappearing neighbourhood
"a disappearing neighbourhood"
the disappearing street
"the disappearing street"
documenting the disappearing
documenting "the disappearing"
the disappearing neighborhood
"the disappearing neighborhood"
the disappearing neighborhood
"the disappearing neighborhood"
the disappearing neighborhood
"the disappearing neighborhood"
the onlooker
"the onlooker"
the disappearing neighborhood
"the disappearing neighborhood"
the disappearing neighborhood
"the disappearing neighborhood"
design, i say...
"design, i say..."
yesterday once more - western street
yesterday once more - western street
the tower of power
"the tower of power"
vision first
"vision first"
yesterday once more - second street public bathhouse
yesterday once more - second street public bathhouse
yesterday once more - second street
yesterday once more - second street
the southorn spectator
the southorn spectator
freshmarket
"freshmarket"
排煙口 smoke vent
排煙口 smoke vent
the happy inclination
"the happy inclination"
sad hour ... joyce is not here
"sad hour" ... "joyce is not here"
going home...
going home...
going home... climb the ladder
going home... climb the "ladder"
going home...
going home...
going home...
going home...
the cobbler...
the cobbler...
when I was small...
"when I was small..."
kung lee cane juice
kung lee cane juice
a quiet night...
a quiet night...
until the night
"until the night"
yu lan 盂蘭 (festival of the hungry ghosts)
"yu lan" 盂蘭 (festival of the hungry ghosts)
night life
"night life"
street life
"street life"
mood of the night
"mood of the night"
night life
"night life"
another evening, another game...
"another evening, another game..."
X
"X"
stores of yesterday
"stores of yesterday"
a shop of yesterday
a shop of yesterday
cheung kee
"cheung kee"
cheers!
"cheers!"
hello
"hello"
what's up?!
"what's up?!
hi
"hi"
King George V Memorial Park
King George V Memorial Park
books & co.
"books & co."
books & co.
"books & co."
books & co.
"books & co."
13
"13"
12
"12"
11
"11"
10
"10"
9
"9"
C A T ?
"C A T" ?
haughty aloofness
"haughty aloofness"
110719 - another lonely rainy day...
110719 - another lonely rainy day...
110718 - noodle shop
110718 - noodle shop
give way
"give way"
end 終止
"end 終止"
colours of the night
"colours of the night"
a disappeared face...
a disappeared face...
註冊承辦商 (registered contractor)
"註冊承辦商 (registered contractor)"
註冊承辦商 (registered contractor)
"註冊承辦商 (registered contractor)"
local contractors...
local contractors...
a local contractor...
a local contractor...
a local restaurant
a local restaurant
the usual afternoon gathering...
the "usual" afternoon gathering...
悅記鞋家
悅記鞋家
new ying wah barber
"new ying wah barber"
ah wong barber
"ah wong barber"
ah wong barber
"ah wong barber"
ah wong barber
"ah wong barber"
going home...
going home...
a disappearing neighbour...
a disappearing neighbour...
the disappearing
"the disappearing"
better live better...
"better live better..."
hong kong...
"hong kong..."
hong kong...
"hong kong..."
hong kong
"hong kong"
contentment
"contentment"
soho spirits
"soho spirits"
fruits and vegetables
"fruits and vegetables"
contentment
"contentment"
a store of yesterday...
a store of yesterday...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
end
"end"
antenna
"antenna"
laundry...
laundry...
hong kong
"hong kong"
Tsan Yuk Hospital
Tsan Yuk Hospital
derelict...
derelict...
two sides of the street...
two sides of the street...
?
"?"
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
厚生酒行
厚生酒行
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
i'm home...
"i'm home..."
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
a store of yesterdays...
the fruit stall
"the fruit stall"
where has the fruit stall gone...
"where has the fruit stall gone..."
some familiar faces...
some familiar faces...
old street, old acquaintances
old street, old acquaintances
queen's road west & a night rider...
queen's road west & a night rider...
sammy's kitchen
sammy's kitchen
the extant...
the extant...
companions...
companions...
companion
companion
stop
"stop"
derelict...
derelict...
fine? fine.........
"fine?" "fine........."
1+1=3
"1+1=3"
watcher
"watcher"
watcher
"watcher"
caged beauty...
caged beauty...
east or west?
"east or west?"
my job is to sit and watch...
"my job is to sit and watch..."
caretaking...
caretaking...
central by night
central by night
central by night
central by night
old street, old shop, old acquaintances
old street, old shop, old acquaintances
harsh light...
harsh light...
roof
roof
water colour
"water colour"
water colour
"water colour"
this is a hot autumn...
"this is a hot autumn..."
福
evening mood...
evening mood...
44697
"44697"
rushing home...
rushing home...
the swank
"the swank"
the swank
"the swank"
the time traveler's wife
"the time traveler's wife"
calbee & kitaro
"calbee & kitaro"
we intersect, yet never meet...
"we intersect, yet never meet..."
she's so beautiful...
"she's so beautiful..."
you're so beautiful...
"you're so beautiful..."
a hard day's evening...
a hard day's evening...
the pawn
"the pawn"
smoking area
"smoking area"
spectators
spectators
don't smile to a stranger...
"don't smile to a stranger..."
reminiscing ...
reminiscing ...
an old fashioned tailor...
an old fashioned tailor...
passing by...
passing by...
working late...
working late...
hing kee store
hing kee store
how are you dr?
"how are you dr?"
what's up dr?
"what's up dr?"
'have a nice break dr leung'
'have a nice break dr leung'
evening lights evening mood...
evening lights evening mood...
evening lights evening mood...
evening lights evening mood...
evening lights evening mood
evening lights evening mood
evening lights
evening lights
laundry - hong kong style
"laundry - hong kong style"
laundry - hong kong style
laundry - hong kong style
How do you do...
"How do you do..."
How do you do...
"How do you do..."
please forgive me if i'm intruding...
"please forgive me if i'm intruding..."
stretching
stretching
stretching
stretching
you've got time to kill...
"you've got time to kill..."
a glimpse of one last dai pai dong
a glimpse of one last "dai pai dong"
fine jordanian cuisine & cha chan tan...
fine jordanian cuisine & cha chan tan...
walking away from yesterday...
walking away from yesterday...
welcome home
"welcome home"
works of art
works of art
govt land no entry...
"govt land no entry..."
lydia salon
"lydia salon"
chinese medicine...
chinese medicine...
uprooting athlete's foot (香港腳)...
"uprooting athlete's foot (香港腳)..."
ox stomach & deep-fried fish skin...
ox stomach & deep-fried fish skin...
a lady locksmith
a lady locksmith
night life...
night life...
night life...
night life...
worshipping the tu di gong (earth god)
worshipping the "tu di gong" (earth god)
haircut @ $25 (us$3) only
"haircut @ $25 (us$3) only"
working late...
working late...
give it a try...
"give it a try..."
nice restaurant
"nice restaurant"
da lang 打冷
"da lang 打冷"
a local contractor & a waste collector
a local contractor & a waste collector
a local contractor & a waste collector
a local contractor & a waste collector
a local contractor and a yuppy's audi
a local contractor and a yuppy's audi
third street & 2ifc
third street & 2ifc
wi-fi ?
wi-fi ?
the big brother is watching...
the big brother is watching...
going home...
going home...
soho wines & spirits
"soho wines & spirits"
orange
"orange"
a quiet friday night...
a quiet friday night...
duo...
duo...
about to close...
"about to close..."
mood of the night...
mood of the night...
mood of the night...
mood of the night...
my home street...
my home street...
a secondhand bookstore...
a secondhand bookstore...
in memoriam...
in memoriam...
in memoriam...
in memoriam...
?
"?"
8:08 p.m.
8:08 p.m.
see who's winning, who's winning!
"see who's winning, who's winning!"
check!
"check!"
grassroots happy hour...
"grassroots happy hour..."
grassroots happy hour...
"grassroots happy hour..."
amoy street & hopewell centre...
amoy street & hopewell centre...
amoy street & hopewell centre...
amoy street & hopewell centre...
kwan king kee machinery engineering
kwan king kee machinery engineering
kwan king kee machinery engineering
kwan king kee machinery engineering
kwan king kee machinery engineering...
kwan king kee machinery engineering...
uphill...
"uphill..."
king's college & rhenish church
king's college & rhenish church
10:17 p.m.
10:17 p.m.
kau yan church
kau yan church
western community centre
western community centre
night life
"night life"
centre street
centre street
feeling warm...
feeling warm...
photographing centre street...
photographing centre street...
photographing centre street...
photographing centre street...
a corner building of the 60's
a corner building of the 60's
watching the world go by...
watching the world go by...
23:39 p.m., one saturday night...
23:39 p.m., one saturday night...
fire hose 801
"fire hose 801"
fook wah mansions
fook wah mansions
root and (shadows of) leaves...
root and (shadows of) leaves...
babington path & honiton road...
babington path & honiton road...
ah chi co.
"ah chi co."
eastern street...
eastern street...
a wet summer night...
a wet summer night...
an old public bath
an old public bath
aging...
aging...
aging...
aging...
aging...
aging...
progress...
"progress..."
going home together...
going home together...
going home alone...
going home alone...
salivating...
salivating...
a local shoe store
a local shoe store
an old lady...
an old lady...
an old lady...
an old lady...
can't forget yesterdays...
can't forget yesterdays...
western community centre...
western community centre...
western community centre...
western community centre...
the tower of power
"the tower of power"
mcdonald's or chiu chau food?
"mcdonald's or chiu chau food?"
sammys kitchen...
sammys kitchen...
congee shop
congee shop
10 past 10...
10 past 10...
roots & leaves
roots & leaves
rooftop
rooftop
western district
western district
mid autumn festival 07
mid autumn festival 07
western street
western street
high street
high street
family...
family...
hung sing store
hung sing store
a late night worker...
a late night worker...
night mood...
night mood...
an old fashioned tailor...
an old fashioned tailor...
a late night stroll...
a late night stroll...