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Hong Kong is Home.

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  • Hong Kong is Home.
     
    I remember when I first arrived in Hong Kong almost a decade ago, I felt like I had walked into an actual movie set. It was a place that I had only seen on TV as a kid, with its strange red taxi’s, odd stop lights and driving on the other side of the road.
     
    My intent with this project was to illustrate the grandeur of Hong Kong that most people would never get to see. When I had recently watched the movie Oblivion, it had somehow starkly reminded me of Hong Kong, with the feeling of being so insignificantly small -- almost irrelevant to my surroundings. Hong Kong is an unbelievably dense city, where much of the world can be accessed at your fingertips. But in a city where you can access the material world in a matter of seconds, it also has the ability to isolate you from the 8 million people around you as well.
     
    With this piece, I hope that you are able to engage in this contradiction.

    Track: M83 - Waking Up
    Inspiration: Oblivion Movie

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    Special Thanks
    Andrew Tso, for a good time in Hong Kong, and makes cameo at 1:53. tsotography.com
    Tom Ryaboi, for the technical editing expertise. tomryaboi.com

    Technical Details
    Camera: Canon 7D, Canon T2I
    Lenses: Sigma 8-16mm, Samyang 8mm, Sigma 30mm, Canon 50mm