Recently, we accidentally found a Facebook Page with a lot of interesting “Old Hong Kong” photos and we would like to share them with you!
This is the Facebook Page, where the photos are all taken by a documentary photographer, Mr. Chung Man Lurk. The Facebook Page is believed to have been created by his son. It has been said in recent years that the Hong Kong of yester-years is still better. We all have our own opinions but as each generation faces different needs and pressures, there isn’t an objective way to compare across different eras.
Regardless, it is fortunate that we have cameras and photos to immortalize the moment in time. They offered our younger generation a chance to glimpse into the Hong Kong of the past, and to understand how folks then dealt with their daily grind in silence.
Everyone might have different definitions of documentary photography, but the one thing that’s for sure is that each of our photos capture the present, and subsequently form part of our memories!
Garrett is a Canadian born photographer who has been working in Hong Kong for 4 years. As a proud owner of an LC-A, an LC-A+ and an LC-Wide, we naturally wanted to see some of his shots, so he's kindly agreed to share some of his finest work with us. Let's take a look!
Lomography Soho celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Diana F+ with a special, sparkly photo booth complete with groovy cocktails and lots of 70's sparkle. We documented the day with the Diana F+ with the Instant back and a prototype of the Lomo'Instant Square.
Krzystyna Caldarone of Vintage Girl Studios shares with us her love for 1940's and 50's style. From clothing to hair and composition, Vintage Girl Studio is 100% authentic vintage. Working with the Lomo'Instant Wide we got to see a modern twist on vintage photo classics.
"The White Girl" is currently showing in theatres in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Photographer, member of Yamanaka Yuko, Am also joined the set for two days, check out the photos he has taken with the New Jupiter 3+ and Petzval 85 art lens.
A honky-tonk was both a bar and a style of music that originally referred to bawdy variety shows of Old West. In this collection, we see people who got high with music and drunk with alcohol while dancing to the country music genre in the '70s.
London based photographer Lilly Creightmore has been following the psych revival movement over the years and recently documented the Liverpool Psych Fest using a selection of film cameras. We talked to her about her love for film photography and her documentary called TRIP.
"The White Girl" is currently showing in theatres in Hong Kong. We invited photographer Wilson Lee to join the set for a day and use the New Jupiter 3+ and Petzval 85 art lens to capture all the wonderful moments. This is also the first time for Wilson to shoot stills for films. He shared his first-time experience in this interview.
Cardiff-based freelance photographer Amy Davies recently wrote a review about the Neptune Convertible Art Lens system for PhotographyBlog. We chatted to her about her experience with this lens set and she shared some pictures of Lola, her adorable mini Dachshund.
In the olden times, traveling was a rather intimate hobby. How so? To share one's journey to the unknown would require effort. Effort, in the sense you'd have to send them a keepsake with notes on the back. So why not relive the tradition of sending postcards with the Lomo'Instant Square?
From the 19th century to today, the concept of 'family' has changed over time -- from families born into ones, to the ones we have chosen for ourselves. Photographers then and now have found the basic unit of society an interesting, continuous study.
Martynas is one of the active community members of Lomography, who inspires people with his exceptional photography skills. He recently made a trip to India and the pictures he took along his way looked simply amazing, so we had to ask him to share his experience with us.