Also known as the highest point in all of Hong Kong, it’s a must-visit for those who want to experience such great heights!
I recently took a break amidst all the hustle and bustle and wanted to take some time off for myself – and cool off for a bit in Hong Kong. Victoria Peak, more popularly known as ‘The Peak’ is definitely one of the places I’m anticipating to go to whenever I’m in Hong Kong, as it gives the perfect view of the city – one of the best facades in the world probably!
There are different means of transportation to the Peak (by bus, taxi or tram) – the first time I went was a pretty long 45-minute bus ride that toured us around the lush greeneries of the somewhat-rural/uninhibited parts of Hong Kong. Riding the tram straight up to the peak is definitely a must though – you get to see the whole city in a slightly off-angle view!
There are also tons of restaurants and novelty gift item stores inside the mall housed at the bottom of the Peak’s Sky Terrace (a special viewing deck with a minimal entrance fee). A pretty neat tip when planning to go visit the Peak when the fog levels in Hong Kong are low, so you can enjoy the best view in town and see the city’s great mixture of man-made and natural wonders!
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"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.
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!
It's that time of year when we have to embrace the colder weather and try to enjoy it as much as possible. All those walks full of kicking around the leaves will make you want to capture those beautiful autumn colors and enjoy the view.
The famous draughtsman for Punch Magazine was more known as chief cartoonist and illustrator, but like all artists during the humble beginnings of the photographic medium, he also tried his hand with the camera. Unlike the rest who shot inside studios, he shot images outdoors.
American photographer James Abbe wanted to have his breakthrough in photojournalism, but the muses had something else in mind. Known for his portraiture, Abbe's name is deemed as the photographer who captured the budding celebrity culture and aesthetic of the 1920's.
Starting out as a domestic worker in Hong Kong, Xyza Cruz Bacani's street photography is now internationally acknowledged. Her inspiring story,however, is not her claim to fame — it's the quality of her work.
Seb Mueller is the bassist of rock band SWMRS. He's a total film enthusiast, experimenting with lots of different emulsions and formats, such as 110 and Redscale. He shared an analog tour diary from US run with label-mates All Time Low. Check it out!
It shouldn't surprise you when works by Andy Warhol, Michelangelo, David Hockney, Salvador Dali, and more, are found in pieces of cinema such as in movie posters. After all, cinema is about art imitating life, and what better source to steal and recreate through great artists themselves?
Whether you're shooting film or digital for your cinematic breakthrough, perhaps you might want to track back to your photography roots and keep your compositions in check. After all, the best cinema stills can stand alone as great photographs.