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Traffic Lights: A Sartorial Project in Hong Kong

Discover the fashions of this well-dressed city from the vantage point of traffic lights during the city's peak hour. Nothing stops people dead in their tracks better than a red light at a busy junction, which coincidentally creates great photographic opportunities.

Photo by izadrazi

I dare say Hong Kong has some of the most fashionable citizens in the world. Perhaps its the cool 18 deg post-winter temperature that necessitates sartorial layering, but the Hong Kong locals do it with simple ease as opposed to pretentious Singaporeans in December (yours truly, especially).

This series of photos were part of an impromptu idea I had while on holiday in the aforementioned fashion-forward city. I planted myself at the busiest traffic junction on Granville Road (arguably the most fashionable street in Tsim Sha Tsui), and shot distinctively well-dressed individuals before, during, and after they crossed the road.

And the best part about shooting from traffic lights? I didn’t have to stop anyone to ask if I could take a photo. The red light already did that for me.

written by izadrazi

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