Hong Kong



Brett Walpole

Hong Kong & China Street scenes

These photographs were taken in 1994 as part of a world travel experience.  They are from both Hong Kong, before the handover to the Chinese, and also from the city of Xiamen, some 200 miles north by boat along the east coast of mainland China. The streets were always full of intrigue, opportunities and people who were mostly happy to have their photograph taken.  Sometimes lost for hours in places where nobody spoke English I always seemed to document my way back home.  I used ten rolls of black and white film in eight weeks, and I wish I'd shot many more.  This edit of 36 photos goes some way to showing the wide range of people that live and work in this part of the world and the feelings I experienced whilst there.

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