[ ] Hong Kong Island
2019.06.11 - 2019.06.19
APX400, CHM400 UNIVERSAL (pushed 1 stop), LOMOGRAPHY COLOR NEGATIVE 400 (pushed 1 stop)
I remember being stuck in Tokyo and watching the people of Hong Kong fight for their city. I felt helpless and sad.
After a couple of months I booked a ticket to see what it was like on the ground. I joined the June 12th rally which brought an estimated 2 million people out onto the streets in protest. That's 1 in every 3.5 people that live in Hong Kong.
I marched through the city with protestors of all ages and sizes including many children and elders. I marched for the hope that one day I could introduce this city and culture that I loved to my children.
I photographed protestor Marco Leung Ling-kit atop Pacific Place shopping center minutes before he fell to his death on June 15th.
Unfortunately, I made all the wrong photography decisions. I was shooting film I was uncomfortable with and using a point and shoot with a limiting fixed lens. It was a good reminder that I have a lot to learn in thinking and planning of what kind of trip and photos I plan to be taking during a trip. If only I had brought my Leica...
If you are unfamiliar with the fight for democracy in Hong Kong This American Life has done some thoughtful storytelling reporting.
STAND WITH HONG KONG.
Hi there I'm Jordon.
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