Tenement houses in Wing Lee Street were built in the 60s and perfectly preserves the original scenery of that place, 50 years ago.
Tenement houses in Wing Lee Street demonstrates the typical Hong Kong street scenery in the 60s. It’s located at Mid-levels, Central. Walking up from the central business district, along the slope, you will see the old street after turning around a long staircase. Every little details are illustrating the life in the 60s to 70s, just like the carved gate of shops, the balcony, and clothes drying on poles.
Urban Renewal Authority planned to redevelop the area, keeping only three buildings and demolishing the rest. In the 60th Berlin Film Festival, a local film “Shui Yuet Sun Tau” was awarded with the “Crystal Bear (Kplus)”. The story centers on the life of Hong Kong people living in the 60s and 70s, wherein the background was Wing Lee Street. After the film won this international prize, it raised a big noise in society. A lot of people asked to retain this valuable street. Finally the authority excluded Wing Lee Street in its renewal project. All tenement houses are preserved, as well as its rich history dating back to 50 years of time. The classic street scenery continues on.
Photographs with sprocket holes exposed are practically a dime a dozen these days but, of course, this wasn't the case more than 50 years ago. However, former freelance photographer Michael Ciavolino was already able to create one of the earliest examples of this technique back in the early '60s in his groundbreaking photograph called "Boat Ride, Rye Beach." Find out the fascinating story behind this photo, as well as how and why he did it in this exclusive Lomography feature!
Travel back in time and see places around Europe, Middle East, and North America as they were more than a century ago through these photochroms from the Photochrom Prints Collection of the Library of Congress.
The brazilian summer inspired camera is now at 20% off! You can now celebrate life in full color and treasure every culture in a snap! This summer is no exception; make sure you’re prepared to capture all the sporty action with the Fisheye No.2 Brazilian Summer Camera!
It has been said that time flies and that life passes by before we know it. This time-lapse video painstakingly created by the Lomography Hong Kong team illustrates these two sentiments in a few fleeting yet entertaining moments.
In this article, I'll show you the usual route I take whenever I walk through the streets of Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, this time in preparation for making a puppet called Mr. Golden. Sham Shui Po is famous for its stores selling fabrics and other clothing supplies, as well as electronic accessories. It is also full of different places to explore.
Paired with your camera of choice, the New Russar+ Lens can produce exceptional images wide-angle dreams are made of. Whether you're in the market for stunning landscapes or striking street photos, the Russar+ makes an ideal companion during those photographic expeditions. Dan from Lomography Hong Kong recently shot with the wide-angle wonder, and here are some of the photos from his shoot.
I'm Nick Page, a graphic designer based in the UK. After 20 years of working in advertising, I returned to film photography five years ago and found that the analogue life was just what I needed to get away from the "pixel perfect" images I deal with every day in my job.
The original Diana F is a plastic beauty from 1960s Hong Kong. The Diana F+ is a reinterpretation, which is in no way inferior to the old Diana. It´s so versatile with all the optional accessories and lenses like no other lomography camera. And because of this, I will show you what makes this camera so special.
There’s something about New York that attracts people, something that makes both visitors from the most bucolic places and tourists from the most cosmopolitan of cities fall in love. Countless movies and television programs have been filmed in New York, and so many songs have been written in reminiscence of the place. It’s not just the Empire State Building, Times Square or Broadway; there’s something special about the streets and the people who walk on them that make spectators stop, look, and listen.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of Life Magazine's greatest photographers, known for his ability to immortalize the storytelling moment of many public events in history. To write this tribute to him, I chose a subject that he photographed in different places and times: card players in public places. The photos in this article were taken at the Patronal Feast of my city Como, during a series of buraco's lessons held by a local card players club.
The French photographer Bruno Barbey took a series of photos in Southern Italy in the '60s, many of these in the city of Naples. In this tribute to a great master of social and street photography, I'll show you a series of photos that I took in the islands of Ischia and Procida located a few kilometers from this wonderful city. Read more after the jump!